Recent advances in domain analysis

Yasukazu Murakami, Daisuke Shindo

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)


Recent progress in domain analysis, which has been attained by the notable advancement of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), is reviewed by selecting certain topics related to displacive and magnetic phase transformations. Energy-filtered TEM, which separates the elastic scattering from the unwanted inelastic one, enabled us to explore the complex phenomena in the precursor state of martensitic transformations. In particular, the discovery of the peculiar nano-scaled domains in the parent phase has offered a novel picture on the lattice distortion in the precursor state and the subsequent nucleation process of a martensite. With respect to the analysis of magnetic domains, the authors have devised a technique that precisely evaluates the magnetization distribution based on electron holography. The method was applied to the complicated magnetic microstructure as observed near the Curie temperature and/or Néel temperature in hole-doped manganites. In addition to these topics, similarities of crystallographic domains between martensites and charge-ordered manganites, correlations between crystallographic microstructures (e.g., antiphase boundaries) and magnetic domains, and future challenging issues regarding domain analysis will also be mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-755
Number of pages13
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Recent advances in domain analysis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this