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Title: Piezoelectric and dielectric properties of Pb ( Zr , Ti ) O 3 ferroelectric bilayers

Abstract

The dielectric and piezoelectric properties of an epitaxial PbZr0.8Ti0.2O3/PbZr0.6Ti0.4O3 ferroelectric bilayer film were studied. Time-resolved synchrotron x-ray microdiffraction provided access to layer-specific structural information during electric-field-induced changes. The observed dielectric and electromechanical responses are consistent with a weak electrostatic polarization coupling and can be described using a thermodynamic model of epitaxial ferroelectric bilayers. The weak electrostatic coupling between ferroelectric layers can enable unusual tail-to-tail and head-to-head polarization configurations. X-ray measurements of the piezoelectric response of the ferroelectric bilayer at a microsecond time scale confirmed a possible tail-to-tail polarization domain configuration.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Science Foundation (NSF) - Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of Materials Research (MPS-DMR)
OSTI Identifier:
1392283
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Grigoriev, Alexei, Yang, Chun, Meisami Azad, Mandana, Causey, Oliver, Walko, Donald A., Tinberg, Daniel S., and Trolier-McKinstry, Susan. Piezoelectric and dielectric properties of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ferroelectric bilayers. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.91.104106.
Grigoriev, Alexei, Yang, Chun, Meisami Azad, Mandana, Causey, Oliver, Walko, Donald A., Tinberg, Daniel S., & Trolier-McKinstry, Susan. Piezoelectric and dielectric properties of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ferroelectric bilayers. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.91.104106.
Grigoriev, Alexei, Yang, Chun, Meisami Azad, Mandana, Causey, Oliver, Walko, Donald A., Tinberg, Daniel S., and Trolier-McKinstry, Susan. Sun . "Piezoelectric and dielectric properties of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ferroelectric bilayers". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.91.104106.
@article{osti_1392283,
title = {Piezoelectric and dielectric properties of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ferroelectric bilayers},
author = {Grigoriev, Alexei and Yang, Chun and Meisami Azad, Mandana and Causey, Oliver and Walko, Donald A. and Tinberg, Daniel S. and Trolier-McKinstry, Susan},
abstractNote = {The dielectric and piezoelectric properties of an epitaxial PbZr0.8Ti0.2O3/PbZr0.6Ti0.4O3 ferroelectric bilayer film were studied. Time-resolved synchrotron x-ray microdiffraction provided access to layer-specific structural information during electric-field-induced changes. The observed dielectric and electromechanical responses are consistent with a weak electrostatic polarization coupling and can be described using a thermodynamic model of epitaxial ferroelectric bilayers. The weak electrostatic coupling between ferroelectric layers can enable unusual tail-to-tail and head-to-head polarization configurations. X-ray measurements of the piezoelectric response of the ferroelectric bilayer at a microsecond time scale confirmed a possible tail-to-tail polarization domain configuration.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.91.104106},
journal = {Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics},
issn = {1098-0121},
number = 10,
volume = 91,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {3}
}

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