## Monte Carlo simulation study of diffuse scattering in PZT, Pb(Zr,Ti)O 3

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Transverse polarized diffuse streaks have been observed in diffraction patterns of Pb(Zr1-x Ti x)O3 (PZT) ceramics for compositions ranging from x = 0.3 (rhombohedral phase) to x = 0.7 (tetragonal phase) including the important morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) region (x = 0.48). The streaks correspond to diffuse planes of scattering in three dimensions, and these are oriented normal to the (cubic) $$\langle 111\rangle-{c}$$ directions. A Monte Carlo (MC) model has been developed that...[Show more]

Collections ANU Research Publications 2010 Journal article http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58726 Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 10.1007/s11661-009-9860-y