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Coexistence of rhombohedral and orthorhombic phases in ultrathin BiFeO3 films driven by interfacial oxygen octahedral coupling
Han, MJ; Wan, YJ; Ma, DS; Zhu, YL; Tang, YL; Liu, Y; Zhang, NB; Ma, JY; Ma, XL; Zhu, YL (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Shenyang Natl Lab Mat Sci, Inst Met Res, Wenhua Rd 72, Shenyang 110016, Liaoning, Peoples R China.
2018-02-15
Source PublicationACTA MATERIALIA
ISSN1359-6454
Volume145Pages:220-226
AbstractCoexistence of two phases creates a morphotropic phase boundary in perovskite oxides, which can provide large piezoelectric response, generating it a well suited system for probe-based memories and actuator applications. The coexistence of two phases in thin films is proposed to be induced by epitaxial constraints from substrates or chemical compositional modifications by substitution. In this work, we found a new formation mechanism of two-phase coexistence driven by interfacial oxygen octahedral coupling (OOC) in oxide heterostructures. We fabricated a series of BiFeO3 (BFO) ultrathin films on various orthorhombic substrates exerting from tensile to compressive strains by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) techniques. Aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy demonstrates that the lattice rotation and oxygen octahedral rotation (OOR) patterns transfer from these substrates to BFO films in about 3 unit cells while an orthorhombic (Prima) phase forms at the interface due to OOC. This Prima phase is non-polar, which differs from polar phases of Ima2 or Pmc2(1) when a large tensile strain is imposed onto BFO. First-principles calculations reproduce these experimental results perfectly. This phase transition occurs when BFO films are under both tensile and compressive strains suggesting that OOC alone can induce phase transition in ultrathin BFO films. Such coexistence of two phases may have many potential applications in the field of electronics, such as ferroelectric sensors and actuators. (C) 2017 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.; Coexistence of two phases creates a morphotropic phase boundary in perovskite oxides, which can provide large piezoelectric response, generating it a well suited system for probe-based memories and actuator applications. The coexistence of two phases in thin films is proposed to be induced by epitaxial constraints from substrates or chemical compositional modifications by substitution. In this work, we found a new formation mechanism of two-phase coexistence driven by interfacial oxygen octahedral coupling (OOC) in oxide heterostructures. We fabricated a series of BiFeO3 (BFO) ultrathin films on various orthorhombic substrates exerting from tensile to compressive strains by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) techniques. Aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy demonstrates that the lattice rotation and oxygen octahedral rotation (OOR) patterns transfer from these substrates to BFO films in about 3 unit cells while an orthorhombic (Prima) phase forms at the interface due to OOC. This Prima phase is non-polar, which differs from polar phases of Ima2 or Pmc2(1) when a large tensile strain is imposed onto BFO. First-principles calculations reproduce these experimental results perfectly. This phase transition occurs when BFO films are under both tensile and compressive strains suggesting that OOC alone can induce phase transition in ultrathin BFO films. Such coexistence of two phases may have many potential applications in the field of electronics, such as ferroelectric sensors and actuators. (C) 2017 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
description.department[han, m. j. ; wan, y. j. ; zhu, y. l. ; tang, y. l. ; liu, y. ; zhang, n. b. ; ma, j. y. ; ma, x. l.] chinese acad sci, shenyang natl lab mat sci, inst met res, wenhua rd 72, shenyang 110016, liaoning, peoples r china ; [han, m. j. ; liu, y.] univ chinese acad sci, yuquan rd 19, beijing 100049, peoples r china ; [ma, d. s.] nankai univ, sch phys, weijin rd 94, tianjin 300071, peoples r china ; [ma, j. y. ; ma, x. l.] lanzhou univ technol, sch mat sci & engn, langongping rd 287, lanzhou 730050, gansu, peoples r china
KeywordThin-films Bismuth Ferrite Bright Field Unit-cell Transition Heterostructures Ferroelectricity Perovskites Distortions Anisotropy
Subject AreaMaterials Science, Multidisciplinary ; Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China [51571197, 51231007, 51501194, 51401212, 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; Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS [2016177]
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imr.ac.cn/handle/321006/79497
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, Liaoning, Peoples R China.
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Han, MJ,Wan, YJ,Ma, DS,et al. Coexistence of rhombohedral and orthorhombic phases in ultrathin BiFeO3 films driven by interfacial oxygen octahedral coupling[J]. ACTA MATERIALIA,2018,145:220-226.
APA Han, MJ.,Wan, YJ.,Ma, DS.,Zhu, YL.,Tang, YL.,...&Zhu, YL .(2018).Coexistence of rhombohedral and orthorhombic phases in ultrathin BiFeO3 films driven by interfacial oxygen octahedral coupling.ACTA MATERIALIA,145,220-226.
MLA Han, MJ,et al."Coexistence of rhombohedral and orthorhombic phases in ultrathin BiFeO3 films driven by interfacial oxygen octahedral coupling".ACTA MATERIALIA 145(2018):220-226.
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