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Title: Strain tuning of ferroelectric thin films.

Abstract

Predictions and measurements of the effect of biaxial strain on the properties of epitaxial ferroelectric thin films and superlattices are reviewed. Results for single-layer ferroelectric films of biaxially strained SrTiO{sub 3}, BaTiO{sub 3}, and PbTiO{sub 3} as well as PbTiO{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} and BaTiO{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} superlattices are described. Theoretical approaches, including first principles, thermodynamic analysis, and phase-field models, are applied to these biaxially strained materials, the assumptions and limitations of each technique are explained, and the predictions are compared. Measurements of the effect of biaxial strain on the paraelectric-to-ferroelectric transition temperature (T{sub c}) are shown, demonstrating the ability of percent-level strains to shift T{sub c} by hundreds of degrees in agreement with the predictions that predated such experiments. Along the way, important experimental techniques for characterizing the properties of strained ferroelectric thin films and superlattices, as well as appropriate substrates on which to grow them, are mentioned.

Authors:
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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); Office of Naval Reactors
OSTI Identifier:
928919
Report Number(s):
ANL/CNM/JA-58756
TRN: US200812%%392
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Ann. Rev. Mater. Res.; Journal Volume: 37; Journal Issue: 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; STRAINS; SUPERLATTICES; THIN FILMS; STRONTIUM OXIDES; TITANIUM OXIDES; BARIUM OXIDES; LEAD OXIDES; TRANSITION TEMPERATURE

Citation Formats

Schlom, D. G., Chen, L.-Q., Eom, C.-B., Rabe, K. M., Streiffer, S. K., Triscone, J.-M., Penn State Univ., Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, Rutgers Univ., and Univ. of Geneva. Strain tuning of ferroelectric thin films.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1146/annurev.matsci.37.061206.113016.
Schlom, D. G., Chen, L.-Q., Eom, C.-B., Rabe, K. M., Streiffer, S. K., Triscone, J.-M., Penn State Univ., Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, Rutgers Univ., & Univ. of Geneva. Strain tuning of ferroelectric thin films.. United States. doi:10.1146/annurev.matsci.37.061206.113016.
Schlom, D. G., Chen, L.-Q., Eom, C.-B., Rabe, K. M., Streiffer, S. K., Triscone, J.-M., Penn State Univ., Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, Rutgers Univ., and Univ. of Geneva. Mon . "Strain tuning of ferroelectric thin films.". United States. doi:10.1146/annurev.matsci.37.061206.113016.
@article{osti_928919,
title = {Strain tuning of ferroelectric thin films.},
author = {Schlom, D. G. and Chen, L.-Q. and Eom, C.-B. and Rabe, K. M. and Streiffer, S. K. and Triscone, J.-M. and Penn State Univ. and Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison and Rutgers Univ. and Univ. of Geneva},
abstractNote = {Predictions and measurements of the effect of biaxial strain on the properties of epitaxial ferroelectric thin films and superlattices are reviewed. Results for single-layer ferroelectric films of biaxially strained SrTiO{sub 3}, BaTiO{sub 3}, and PbTiO{sub 3} as well as PbTiO{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} and BaTiO{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} superlattices are described. Theoretical approaches, including first principles, thermodynamic analysis, and phase-field models, are applied to these biaxially strained materials, the assumptions and limitations of each technique are explained, and the predictions are compared. Measurements of the effect of biaxial strain on the paraelectric-to-ferroelectric transition temperature (T{sub c}) are shown, demonstrating the ability of percent-level strains to shift T{sub c} by hundreds of degrees in agreement with the predictions that predated such experiments. Along the way, important experimental techniques for characterizing the properties of strained ferroelectric thin films and superlattices, as well as appropriate substrates on which to grow them, are mentioned.},
doi = {10.1146/annurev.matsci.37.061206.113016},
journal = {Ann. Rev. Mater. Res.},
number = 2007,
volume = 37,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}