Transition behavior of relaxor lead scandium niobate, Pb(Sc1/2Nb1/2)O3, has been investigated by means of an X-ray diffuse scattering technique. The results show simultaneous occurrence of freezing of ferroelectric and anti-ferroelectric fluctuations. Frustration between dipoles in the two states is suggested to be a mechanism of dielectric response of relaxors.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics|
|State||Published - 28 Jun 1999|
- Diffuse scattering
- Glass transition