Highly controlled orientation of CaBi4Ti4Q 15 using a strong magnetic field

Tohru S. Suzuki*, Masahiko Kimura, Kosuke Shiratsuyu, Akira Ando, Yoshio Sakka, Yukio Sakabe

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The texture of feeble magnetic ceramics can be controlled by a strong magnetic field. When the magnetic susceptibility of the c axis is smaller than that of the other axes, the c axis aligns perpendicular to the magnetic field; however, the direction is randomly oriented on the plane perpendicular to the magnetic field. The authors demonstrate in this letter that a highly controlled texture in bismuth titanate, which has a c-axis susceptibility smaller than the other axes, can be achieved using a two-step magnetic field procedure. This highly controlled orientation is effective for improving the electromechanical coupling coefficient.

Original languageEnglish
Article number132902
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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