Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Noguchi, Yuji*
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 59(SP), p.SPPA01_1 - SPPA01_7, 2020/11
We investigate A-site cation ordering in the ferroelectric perovskite BiNaTiO (BNT) by synchrotron X-ray total scattering. Although BNT has a problem of a low depolarization temperature, it is promising a lead-free piezoelectric material. Since the depolarization temperature is presumed to correspond to a relaxer like gradual order-disorder phase transition, local structure analysis is necessary to understand the structure of the diorder phase. Through this approach, the elusive connection between chemical heterogeneity and structural heterogeneity is revealed. Because of the large randomness, the Ti off-center shift is averaged out beyond the unit cell and the structure becomes very close to the average structure beyond the unit cell.
Corts, M. L.*; Rodriguez, W.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Obertelli, A.*; Holt, J. D.*; Lenzi, S. M.*; Menndez, J.*; Nowacki, F.*; Ogata, Kazuyuki*; Poves, A.*; et al.
Physics Letters B, 800, p.135071_1 - 135071_7, 2020/01
Excited states in the = 40 isotone Ti were populated via the V(,)Ti reaction at 200 MeV/nucleon at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory and studied using -ray spectroscopy. The energies of the and transitions, observed here for the first time, indicate a deformed Ti ground state. These energies are increased compared to the neighboring Cr and Fe isotones, suggesting a small decrease of quadrupole collectivity. The present measurement is well reproduced by large-scale shell-model calculations based on effective interactions, while ab initio and beyond mean-field calculations do not yet reproduce our findings.
Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Yoshigoe, Akitaka; Takeda, Yukiharu; Shiwaku, Hideaki; Matsumura, Daiju; Shobu, Takahisa; Tamura, Kazuhisa
Materia, 58(12), p.763 - 769, 2019/12
This is an introduction to the equipment provided for each implementation period belonging to the structure analysis platform in the nanotechnology platform.
Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Kunisada, Ryoichi*; Chikada, Tsukasa*; Ueno, Shintaro*; Fujii, Ichiro*; Nagata, Hajime*; Ohara, Koji*; Wada, Satoshi*
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 58(SL), p.SLLA03_1 - SLLA03_7, 2019/11
Katsumata, Tetsuhiro*; Suzuki, Ryo*; Sato, Naoto*; Suzuki, Shumpei*; Nakashima, Mamoru*; Inaguma, Yoshiyuki*; Mori, Daisuke*; Aimi, Akihisa*; Yoneda, Yasuhiro
Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 279, p.120919_1 - 120919_8, 2019/11
Chen, S.*; Lee, J.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Obertelli, A.*; Barbieri, C.*; Chazono, Yoshiki*; Navrtil, P.*; Ogata, Kazuyuki*; Otsuka, Takaharu*; Raimondi, F.*; et al.
Physical Review Letters, 123(14), p.142501_1 - 142501_7, 2019/10
no abstracts in English
Katsumata, Tetsuhiro*; Inaguma, Nobuyuki*; Mori, Daisuke*; Aimi, Akihisa*; Yoneda, Yasuhiro
Seramikkusu, 54(9), p.629 - 632, 2019/09
Crystal structure analysis of ABO perovskite-type oxyfluoride were performed by using high-energy synchrotron X-ray measurement. The effect of tolerance factor appeared in the local structure. The average structure of perovskite-type oxyfluoride found to be a cubic structure in the traditional crystal structure analysis.
Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Taniguchi, Hiroki*; Kitanaka, Yuki*; Noguchi, Yuji*
Ferroelectrics, 538(1), p.57 - 62, 2019/05
High-energy X-ray diffraction study was performed on lead titanate (PbTiO). Short-range order structure was revealed using atomic pair-distribution function (PDF) method. In the high-temperature cubic phase, there is a large deviation between local and average structure. Especially, Pb atoms deviated from the cubic lattice framework, but establish Pb-O-Pb random network.
Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Harada, Makoto; Takano, Masahide
Transactions of the Materials Research Society of Japan, 44(2), p.61 - 64, 2019/04
We performed three-dimensional observation of simulated fuel debris using Synchrotron Computed Tomography (CT). CT was used to make the inside of fuel debris clear. The CT observation provides that a clear contrast in the zirconia rich part and concrete rich part. Zirconia heavier than concrete moved to the lower part when crystals precipitate and aggregates near the bottom surface. As a result, phase separation occurs. The phase separation is caused by the difference in the composition ratio of zirconia, and can also be observed difference in crystal growth mode by composition ratio.
Li, S.*; Toyoda, Masayuki*; Kobayashi, Yoshiaki*; Ito, Masayuki*; Ikeuchi, Kazuhiko*; Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Otani, Akira*; Matsumura, Daiju; Asano, Shun*; Mizuki, Junichiro*; et al.
Physica C, 555, p.45 - 53, 2018/12
-dependence of local distortions in BaFeAs and LiFeAs by X-ray PDF and XAFS methods. Although PDF data exhibit anomaly at the structure transition temperature, EXAFS data exhibit no anomaly. Data supporting the local orthorhombicity at 300 K in the tetragonal phase for BaFeAs. Arguments on the origins of the 4-fold symmetry breaking in the ground average structure of the tetragonal phase.
Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Ohara, Koji*; Nagata, Hajime*
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 57(11S), p.11UB07_1 - 11UB07_6, 2018/11
Local structure analysis of KNbO, which is the parent compound for lead-free piezoelectric materials, have been performed by X-ray pair-distribution functions (PDF). The refinements of local structure in wide temperature ranges indicates that only the rhombohedral structure can describe the observed bond distributions within the unit cell. The rhombohedral distortion maintained locally in all four phases.
Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Kunisada, Ryoichi*; Chikada, Tsukasa*; Ueno, Shintaro*; Ohara, Koji*; Wada, Satoshi*
Transactions of the Materials Research Society of Japan, 43(2), p.93 - 96, 2018/04
KNbO nanocrystals were grown by solvothermal technique assisted by a microwave treatment. We performed high-energy X-ray diffraction to extract average and local structural parameters. The particle size can be evaluated by the Scherrer's equation. The unit cell size was reduced as the particle size increased. The local structure was found to be a rhombohedral structure, which was similar to that of the bulk KNbO.
Tsukada, Shinya*; Fujii, Yasuhiro*; Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Moriwake, Hiroki*; Konishi, Ayako*; Akishige, Yukikuni*
Physical Review B, 97(2), p.024116_1 - 024116_7, 2018/02
Uniaxial ferroelectric BaTiO with a Curie temperature of 743 K was investigated to clarify its paraelectric-ferroelectric phase transition behavior. The mechanism is discussed on the basis of the structure from short to long ranges determined by synchrotron X-ray diffraction and the lattice dynamics probed by Raman spectroscopy. Using a combination of experimental results and first-principles calculations, we explain the phase transition. Ti vibration of TiO octahedral units is frozen in the ferroelectric phase and the space group changes from nonpolar to polar .
Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Takada, Eri*; Nagai, Haruka*; Kikuchi, Takeyuki*; Morishita, Masao*; Kobune, Masafumi*
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 56(10S), p.10PB07_1 - 10PB07_7, 2017/10
A monoclinic phase was discovered in (NaKLi)NbO solid solution ceramics grown by a malic acid complex solution method. The average and local structures of this monoclinic phase were analyzed by synchrotron X-ray measurements. The local structure can be reproduced by assuming a rhombohedral model, that is the same local structure of KNbO. The results demonstrate that the monoclinic average structure is observed as a disordered rhombohedral structure.
Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Taniguchi, Hiroki*; Fu, D.*
Ferroelectrics, 513(1), p.1 - 6, 2017/09
An EXAFS study of lead magnesium niobate was performed at the Nb K edge and at the Pb L3 edge at 300 K. Two Nb-O bond lengths of 1.91 and 2.10 are observed and there is no significant modification of the local environment of the Nb atoms compared with NaNbO and AgNbO. The weak Pb L3 EXAFS signal indicated a strong static disorder, which can be extracted by PDF analysis.
Momiyama, Satoru*; Doornenbal, P.*; Scheit, H.*; Takeuchi, Satoshi*; Niikura, Megumi*; Aoi, Nori*; Li, K.*; Matsushita, Masafumi*; Steppenbeck, D.*; Wang, H.*; et al.
Physical Review C, 96(3), p.034328_1 - 034328_8, 2017/09
no abstracts in English
Doornenbal, P.*; Scheit, H.*; Takeuchi, Satoshi*; Utsuno, Yutaka; Aoi, Nori*; Li, K.*; Matsushita, Masafumi*; Steppenbeck, D.*; Wang, H.*; Baba, Hidetada*; et al.
Physical Review C, 95(4), p.041301_1 - 041301_5, 2017/04
no abstracts in English
Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Tsuji, Takuya; Matsumura, Daiju; Okamoto, Yoshihiro; Takaki, Seiya; Takano, Masahide
Transactions of the Materials Research Society of Japan, 42(2), p.23 - 26, 2017/04
ZnN is a possible candidate for the diluent material for nitride fuels containing transuranium elements. Pellets of inert matrix material ZrN, and surrogate nitride fuel material DyZrN, are fabricated for the purpose of investigating the crystal structure. Lattice parameters of DyZrN followed the Vegard's low, in spite of the large lattice mismatch ( 7%) between DyN and ZrN. Local structure analysis was performed by X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and atomic pair-distribution function (PDF) methods. The Zr-N nearest neighbor bond distance changed as changing the Dy composition. The complex local structure of DyN and ZrN is related to the preferable effects of ZrN.
Yoneda, Yasuhiro; Aoyagi, Rintaro*; Fu, D.*
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 55(10S), p.10TC04_1 - 10TC04_5, 2016/10
We analyzed the local structures of NaNbO and NaLiNbO by combining the X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and atomic pair-distribution function (PDF) techniques. NaNbO is known to be an antiferroelectric material at room temperature. It also undergoes a diffuse phase transition, in which an orthorhombic and a rhombohedral phases coexist over a wide temperature range. We identified a rhombohedral ground state structure of NaNbO and assumed an order-disorder-type phase. We also found a disorder feature in the nearest-neighbor bond distance corresponding to the Nb-O bonds. The disordered bond distribution disappeared when Na was substituted for Li. A similar disorder feature was found in AgNbO.
Seramikkusu, 51(10), p.689 - 693, 2016/10
We report the results of synchrotron X-ray studies of BaTiO and NaNbO. These materials occur ferroelectric phase transitions in which the average structure changes from a tetragonal to rhombohedral structure. However, the refinements of local structures indicates that the structures in ferroelectric phases have the rhombohedral symmetry. The middle-range order structure of BaTiO and collaboration between PDF and XAFS in NaNbO are also discussed.