Influences of Pr and Mn co-substitution on crystallinity and electric properties of BiFeO3 thin films

Takeshi Kawae, Yuki Terauchi, Takashi Nakajima, Soichiro Okamura, Akiharu Morimoto

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Pr and Mn co-substituted BiFeO3 (BFO) thin films were fabricated on a Pt-coated (100) SrTiO3 substrates by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) method. X-ray diffraction patterns indicated that the formation of impurity phases was suppressed by Pr substitution in the BFO thin films. Furthermore, by combining with small amount of Mn substitution, Pr substitution was effective for reducing the leakage current density. The polarization vs electric field curves showed well-saturated hysteresis loops with measurement frequency of 20kHz at room temperature. The remnant polarization at a maximum electric field of 1500 kV/cm was approximately 50-70 μC/cm2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-655
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1380
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • BiFeO
  • Cosubstitution
  • Mn
  • PLD
  • Pb-free materials
  • Pr
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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