Wall thickness dependence of the scaling law for ferroic stripe domains

G. Catalan, J.F. Scott, Alina Schilling, Marty Gregg

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The periodicity of 180 degrees. stripe domains as a function of crystal thickness scales with the width of the domain walls, both for ferroelectric and for ferromagnetic materials. Here we derive an analytical expression for the generalized ferroic scaling factor and use this to calculate the domain wall thickness and gradient coefficients ( exchange constants) in some ferroelectric and ferromagnetic materials. We then use these to discuss some of the wider implications for the physics of ferroelectric nanodevices and periodically poled photonic crystals.
Original languageEnglish
Article number022201
Pages (from-to)022201-022201
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Physics C: Condensed Matter
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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