Specific heat and thermal diffusivity of strontium barium niobate (Sr 1-xBaxNb2O6) single crystals
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AbstractThe specific heat and thermal diffusivity of Sr1-xBa xNb2O6 (x=0.33 and 0.48) single crystals have been measured between 130 and 500 K, and the sound velocity has been measured at 295 K. At x=0.33 the specific heat shows a broad peak at 335 K, indicating the onset of a ferroelectric phase transition. The peak sharpens and shifts to about 383 K at x=0.48. A jump in the thermal diffusivity D is observed at the transition. Away from the transition, however, D is roughly independent of temperature. There is very little anisotropy in D, with the value along the a axis marginally higher than that along the c axis. Outside the transition region the phonon mean free path l is approximately constant, and has values of 5.1 and 5.6 Å, respectively, below and above the transition. The low values of D and l are due to the disorder arising from the random distribution of five Sr/Ba ions over six possible sites in a unit cell.
All Author(s) ListChoy C.L., Leung W.P., Xi T.G., Fei Y., Shao C.F.
Journal nameJournal of Applied Physics
Year1992
Month12
Day1
Volume Number71
Issue Number1
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Place of PublicationUnited States
Pages170 - 173
ISSN0021-8979
eISSN1089-7550
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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