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Thickness-dependent a(1)/a(2) domain evolution in ferroelectric PbTiO3 films
Li, S.; Zhu, Y. L.; Tang, Y. L.; Liu, Y.; Zhang, S. R.; Wang, Y. J.; Ma, X. L.; Zhu, YL (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Shenyang Natl Lab Mat Sci, Inst Met Res, Wenhua Rd 72, Shenyang 110016, Peoples R China.
2017-06-01
Source PublicationACTA MATERIALIA
ISSN1359-6454
Volume131Pages:123-130
AbstractFerroelectric a(1)/a(2) domain structure has great potentials in high dielectric capacitors and tunable microwave devices. Understanding its structure is crucial to better control the domain configurations for future applications. In this paper, PbTiO3 thin films with variant thicknesses are deposited on (110) oriented GdScO3 substrates by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) and investigated by using conventional transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Cs-corrected Scanning TEM. Contrast analysis and electron diffractions reveal that PbTiO3 films are domain oriented consisting of a(1)/a(2) and a/c domain structure. The a(1)/a(2) domains are found to distribute periodically and its width increases with increasing film thickness following square root rule. Cs-corrected STEM imaging demonstrates that the domain walls of a(1)/a(2) domain structure have the rotation characteristic of 90 ferroelastic domain wall. The interchange of a(1)/a(2) domains induces the formation of vertex domains composed of two 90 and one 180 domain walls. Strains are mainly concentrated on the domain walls. The formation of this complex domain configuration is discussed in terms of the effect of the misfit strain, film thickness and cooling rate. These results provide novel information about a(1)/a(2) domain structures and are expected to shed some light on modulating a(1)/a(2) ferroelectric domain patterns in the design of ferroelectric-based devices. (C) 2017 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.; Ferroelectric a(1)/a(2) domain structure has great potentials in high dielectric capacitors and tunable microwave devices. Understanding its structure is crucial to better control the domain configurations for future applications. In this paper, PbTiO3 thin films with variant thicknesses are deposited on (110) oriented GdScO3 substrates by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) and investigated by using conventional transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Cs-corrected Scanning TEM. Contrast analysis and electron diffractions reveal that PbTiO3 films are domain oriented consisting of a(1)/a(2) and a/c domain structure. The a(1)/a(2) domains are found to distribute periodically and its width increases with increasing film thickness following square root rule. Cs-corrected STEM imaging demonstrates that the domain walls of a(1)/a(2) domain structure have the rotation characteristic of 90 ferroelastic domain wall. The interchange of a(1)/a(2) domains induces the formation of vertex domains composed of two 90 and one 180 domain walls. Strains are mainly concentrated on the domain walls. The formation of this complex domain configuration is discussed in terms of the effect of the misfit strain, film thickness and cooling rate. These results provide novel information about a(1)/a(2) domain structures and are expected to shed some light on modulating a(1)/a(2) ferroelectric domain patterns in the design of ferroelectric-based devices. (C) 2017 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
description.department[li, s. ; zhu, y. l. ; tang, y. l. ; liu, y. ; zhang, s. r. ; wang, y. j. ; ma, x. l.] chinese acad sci, shenyang natl lab mat sci, inst met res, wenhua rd 72, shenyang 110016, peoples r china ; [li, s. ; zhang, s. r.] univ chinese acad sci, yuquan rd 19, beijing 100039, peoples r china ; [ma, x. l.] lanzhou univ technol, sch mat sci & engn, langongping rd 287, lanzhou 730050, peoples r china
KeywordFerroelectric Pbtio3 a(1)/a(2) Domain Structure Transmission Electron Microscopy
Subject AreaMaterials Science, Multidisciplinary ; Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China [51571197, 51231007, 51501194, 51671194]; National Basic Research Program of China [2014CB921002]; Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences CAS [QYZDJ-SSW-JSC010]; IMR SYNL-T.S. Ke Research Fellowship
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imr.ac.cn/handle/321006/78110
Collection中国科学院金属研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhu, YL (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Shenyang Natl Lab Mat Sci, Inst Met Res, Wenhua Rd 72, Shenyang 110016, Peoples R China.
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Li, S.,Zhu, Y. L.,Tang, Y. L.,et al. Thickness-dependent a(1)/a(2) domain evolution in ferroelectric PbTiO3 films[J]. ACTA MATERIALIA,2017,131:123-130.
APA Li, S..,Zhu, Y. L..,Tang, Y. L..,Liu, Y..,Zhang, S. R..,...&Zhu, YL .(2017).Thickness-dependent a(1)/a(2) domain evolution in ferroelectric PbTiO3 films.ACTA MATERIALIA,131,123-130.
MLA Li, S.,et al."Thickness-dependent a(1)/a(2) domain evolution in ferroelectric PbTiO3 films".ACTA MATERIALIA 131(2017):123-130.
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