Electron microscopy of boundary structure in calcium zirconate

V. P. Dravid*, M. R. Notis, C. E. Lyman

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Various types of boundary in orthorhombic calcium zirconate (CaZrO3) were examined using conventional transmission electron microscopy (CTEM), high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM), selected-area diffraction (SAED) and convergent-beam electron diffraction (CBED). Two types of interface, namely δ-boundaries and coherent twin boundaries were identified and analysed. The δ-boundaries were studied using CTEM, SAED and CBED; the twin boundaries were investigated using the additional technique of HREM. Pseudosymmetric twinning was observed in CaZrO3 where the two domains were related to each other by either a 180° or a 90° rotation about an axis perpendicular to (101). A different type of twin boundary, where the adjacent domains were related by a 180° rotation about the normal to (100), was also noted. The observations are compared with previous studies on other ABO3-type compounds isostructural with CaZrO3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4546-4549
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • General Materials Science
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)


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