Fabrication and characterization of (111)-epitaxial Pb(Zr0.35Ti0.65)O3/Pb(Zr0.65Ti0.35)O3 artificial superlattice thin films

Tomoaki Yamada, Youhei Ebihara, Takanori Kiguchi, Osami Sakata, Hitoshi Morioka, Takao Shimizu, Hiroshi Funakubo, Toyohiko J. Konno, Masahito Yoshino, Takanori Nagasaki

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Artificial superlattice thin films consisting of two different compositions of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT), which are in tetragonal and rhombohedral phases at room temperature in the bulk state, were grown on (111)cSrRuO3/(111)SrTiO3 by pulsed laser deposition. Fairly perfect periodicity with sharp interfaces was observed by X-ray diffraction and scanning transmission electron microscopy. It was found that the film with each layer of 5 nm thickness had a single-domain structure for both PZT layers, which would arise from the strong mechanical and electrical coupling between PZT layers. The fabricated superlattice thin films showed saturated P-E hysteresis curves. Larger electromechanical response was observed in the films with smaller layer thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10TA20
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct

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