Light scattering in ferroelastic lead phosphate-type crystals due to domain structure

Yilmaz S. , Babur Y., Karadag F. , Mamedov A.

FERROELECTRICS, vol.307, pp.39-44, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 307
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00150190490492655
  • Title of Journal : FERROELECTRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-44


Ferroelastic lead phosphate-type (LP) crystals undergo a sequence of phase transition R (3) over barm-C2/c and R (3) over barm-P2(1)/c[1]. The ferroic domain pattern depends on the spontaneous strain which can be diluted by the chemical composition. Light scattering from ferroelastic materials and its computer model was presented by T-matrix method at the structural phase transition. We discussed numerical procedure of T-matrix method and improved new computer program to calculate the scattering properties for domain structure of LP-type ferroelastic materials. Then, we report results of these calculations for polydispersive, randomly oriented spheroid with a refractive index, different semi-axis ratios and different size parameters. The calculation results are very close to our previous study of light scattering by spherical, cylindrical structures and convex particles.