Self-template growth of ferroelectric Bi4Ti3O 12 nanoplates via flux-mediated epitaxy with VOx

A. Imai, V. Nagarajan, R. Takahashi, M. Lippmaa, Y. Matsumoto

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Flux-mediated epitaxy of self-assembled ferroelectric Bi4Ti 3O12 (BIT) nanoplates on SrTiO3 (001) is investigated with vanadium oxide (VOx) as the flux medium. It is shown that precoverage of a SrTiO3 (001) substrate with VO x helps to nucleate thin rutile TiO2 (001) crystallites that act as templates for the subsequent growth of (110)-oriented BIT nanoplates. Piezoresponse force microscopy reveals the presence of 90° domain walls even within a single BIT nanoplate, similar to BIT bulk single crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5233-5237
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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