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Title: Stabilizing new bismuth compounds in thin film form [Stabilizing new thin film materials in bismuth compounds]

Abstract

Growth of unexpected phases from a composite target of BiFeO 3:BiMnO 3 and/or BiFeO 3:BiCrO 3 has been explored using pulsed laser deposition. The Bi 2FeMnO 6 tetragonal phase can be grown directly on SrTiO 3 (STO) substrate, while two phases (S1 and S2) were found to grow on LaAlO 3 (LAO) substrates with narrow growth windows. However, introducing a thin CeO 2 buffer layer effectively broadens the growth window for the pure S1 phase, regardless of the substrate. Moreover, we discovered two new phases (X1 and X2) when growing on STO substrates using a BiFeO 3:BiCrO 3 target. Pure X2 phase can be obtained on CeO 2-buffered STO and LAO substrates. This work demonstrates that some unexpected phases can be stabilized in a thin film form by using composite perovskite BiRO 3 (R = Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) targets. Moreover, it also indicates that CeO 2 can serve as a general template for the growth of bismuth compounds with potential room-temperature multiferroicity.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [4];  [4];  [2];  [5];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
  3. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  4. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
  5. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States); Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1351193
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-23633
Journal ID: ISSN 0884-2914; applab; TRN: US1701267
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Materials Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 0884-2914
Publisher:
Materials Research Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Material Science

Citation Formats

Chen, Aiping, Zhou, Honghui, Zhu, Yuanyuan, Li, Leigang, Zhang, Wenrui, Narayan, Jagdish, Wang, Haiyan, and Jia, Quanxi. Stabilizing new bismuth compounds in thin film form [Stabilizing new thin film materials in bismuth compounds]. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1557/jmr.2016.391.
Chen, Aiping, Zhou, Honghui, Zhu, Yuanyuan, Li, Leigang, Zhang, Wenrui, Narayan, Jagdish, Wang, Haiyan, & Jia, Quanxi. Stabilizing new bismuth compounds in thin film form [Stabilizing new thin film materials in bismuth compounds]. United States. doi:10.1557/jmr.2016.391.
Chen, Aiping, Zhou, Honghui, Zhu, Yuanyuan, Li, Leigang, Zhang, Wenrui, Narayan, Jagdish, Wang, Haiyan, and Jia, Quanxi. Thu . "Stabilizing new bismuth compounds in thin film form [Stabilizing new thin film materials in bismuth compounds]". United States. doi:10.1557/jmr.2016.391. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1351193.
@article{osti_1351193,
title = {Stabilizing new bismuth compounds in thin film form [Stabilizing new thin film materials in bismuth compounds]},
author = {Chen, Aiping and Zhou, Honghui and Zhu, Yuanyuan and Li, Leigang and Zhang, Wenrui and Narayan, Jagdish and Wang, Haiyan and Jia, Quanxi},
abstractNote = {Growth of unexpected phases from a composite target of BiFeO3:BiMnO3 and/or BiFeO3:BiCrO3 has been explored using pulsed laser deposition. The Bi2FeMnO6 tetragonal phase can be grown directly on SrTiO3 (STO) substrate, while two phases (S1 and S2) were found to grow on LaAlO3 (LAO) substrates with narrow growth windows. However, introducing a thin CeO2 buffer layer effectively broadens the growth window for the pure S1 phase, regardless of the substrate. Moreover, we discovered two new phases (X1 and X2) when growing on STO substrates using a BiFeO3:BiCrO3 target. Pure X2 phase can be obtained on CeO2-buffered STO and LAO substrates. This work demonstrates that some unexpected phases can be stabilized in a thin film form by using composite perovskite BiRO3 (R = Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) targets. Moreover, it also indicates that CeO2 can serve as a general template for the growth of bismuth compounds with potential room-temperature multiferroicity.},
doi = {10.1557/jmr.2016.391},
journal = {Journal of Materials Research},
number = 22,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Nov 10 00:00:00 EST 2016},
month = {Thu Nov 10 00:00:00 EST 2016}
}

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