Microstructure and ferroelectric properties of epitaxial cation ordered PbSc0.5Ta0.5O3 thin films grown on electroded and buffered Si(100)

Anuj Chopra, Daniel Pantel, Yunseok Kim, Marin Alexe, Dietrich Hesse
2013 Journal of Applied Physics  
Epitaxial PbSc 0.5 Ta 0.5 O 3 (001) films with an epitaxial LaNiO 3 bottom electrode were deposited on CeO 2 /yttria-stabilized zirconia-buffered Si (100) substrates. Crystal orientation, in-plane and out-of-plane lattice parameters, surface morphology, and microstructure were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, X-ray reciprocal lattice mapping measurements, atomic force microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy, respectively. XRD superstructure reflections indicate that the films are cation
more » ... rdered. Polarization-field and switching current-voltage hysteresis curves were measured at room temperature. The measured spontaneous polarization P s , remnant polarization P r , and coercive voltage V c were found to be 14 lC/cm 2 , 4 lC/cm 2 , and 1.1 V, respectively, at room temperature. Furthermore, field as well as frequency dependence of the dielectric constant were measured at room temperature. Piezoelectric measurements performed on these PST films showed a sharp non-linearity, which is attributed to the possibility of field induced phase transition and/or percolation of polar nano regions. V C 2013 AIP Publishing LLC. [http://dx.
doi:10.1063/1.4819384 fatcat:x5rqdg5iube4zk5uwo6c2aajfy