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Anelastic relaxor behavior of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3

Elastic storage modulus and loss of relaxor lead magnesium niobate ceramics, Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3, have been measured with dynamic mechanical analyzer in single cantilever mode in the temperature range from 170K to 320K and at frequencies from 0.1 Hz to 50 Hz. The dependence of the elastic susceptibility (inverse modulus) on temperature and frequency of the driving force has characteristics of typical relaxor behavior that can be well described with the Vogel-Fulcher law. The parameters of the Vogel-Fulcher relation exhibit similar values for the dielectric and anelastic relaxations. Similarities and differences between anelastic and dielectric relaxor behaviors are identified.

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