Journal of the Korean Physical Society

, Volume 74, Issue 11, pp 1089–1092 | Cite as

Elastic Anisotropy and Slowness Curves of BaTiO3 Single Crystals in the Paraelectric Phase Studied by Brillouin Spectroscopy

  • Jeong Woo Lee
  • Jae-Hyeon KoEmail author
  • Krystian Roleder
  • D. Rytz


Elastic anisotropy and slowness curves of barium titanate (BaTiO3) single crystal in the paraelectric phase were investigated by using Brillouin spectroscopy. The directional dependence of sound velocities of the longitudinal and the transverse acoustic waves in the (001) plane showed a four-fold symmetry typical in the cubic phase. Especially, one of the two transverse modes exhibited a substantial softening along the <110> directions. The sound velocity of this mode decreased significantly as temperature decreased toward the transition temperature, which corresponded to the elastic stiffness coefficient (C11 – C12)/2. This result suggests the tetragonal instability caused by the precursor polar clusters in the paraelectric phase of BaTiO3.


Barium titanate Sound velocity Elastic constant Slowness curve Brillouin scattering 


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This work was supported by the Hallym University Research Fund, 2019 (HRF-201905-014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeong Woo Lee
    • 1
  • Jae-Hyeon Ko
    • 1
    Email author
  • Krystian Roleder
    • 2
  • D. Rytz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHallym UniversityChuncheonKorea
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of SilesiaChorzówPoland
  3. 3.Forschungsinstitut für Mineralische und Metallische WerkstoffeEdelsteine/Edelmetalle GmbH (FEE)Idar-ObersteinGermany

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