Challenges in the Analysis of the Local Piezoelectric Response

  • C. Harnagea
  • A. Pignolet
Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Abstract

The piezoresponse technique is based on the detection of local vibrations of a cantilever induced by a probing AC signal applied between the conductive tip of a scanning force microscope (SFM) and the bottom electrode of a ferroelectric sample. The cantilever vibrations are converted into an electrical signal by the position sensitive detector of the SFM and extracted from the global deflection signal using a standard lock-in technique. This electrical signal representing the cantilever vibrations is further referred to as the piezoresponse signal (PRS), for reasons that will be explained later.

Keywords

Fatigue Quartz Zirconate Titanate Assure 

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