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Fig. 3

From: Bending and breaking of stripes in a charge ordered manganite

Fig. 3

Nanoscale domain structure and local symmetry of periodic lattice displacement (PLD) stripes. a Combined PLD map showing the displacements Δ(r) = Δ 1(r) + Δ 2(r) at all ~9000 atomic sites in the 30 nm field of view. Colors indicates the displacement polarizations relative to q 1 following the colorbar in Fig. 2, and triangle areas scale linearly with the displacement magnitudes. b, c Maps of the magnitudes |Δ 1(r)| and |Δ 2(r)| of the displacements due to each PLD individually reveals that the two PLD strengths are anti-correlated: when one is strong, the other is weak. The PLDs are stripe ordered, segregated into nanoscopic domains. The regions indicated by white delimiters contain local defect structures, which are further analyzed in Figs. 4 and 5. The scale bars correspond to 4 nm