Observation Examples of Nonmetals
Ferroelectric (TGS) Cleavage Surface (3)
Observation Conditions: Temperature: 22 to 23 °C; Humidity: 55 to 65 %
Observations were made of changes over time to the half lattice step pattern of the cleavage surface of TGS (ferroelectric tri-glycine sulfate). The pattern changes were likely caused by surface diffusion of ions released from the steps.
(Courtesy of Associate Prof. Makoto Iwata, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology)