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Title: E-field controlled phase transformation in bismuth ferrite thin films, and effect of laser energy density

Abstract

Heterostructures of BiFeO 3/Pb(Mg 1/3Nb 2/3)O 3-30%PbTiO 3 (BFO/PMN-30PT) were fabricated here by pulsed laser deposition. Electric fields (E) were applied on the PMN-30PT substrates along the in-plane and out-of-plane directions, and the induced strain of BFO was measured as a function of E by X-ray diffraction. Reciprocal space maps along the (110) zone axis evidenced that a monoclinic M A phase was induced in both PMN-PT and BFO, where the dominate domain structures could be switched between biaxial directions under application of in-plane E. Studies were done for films prepared under different laser energy densities (LED), in order to optimize the in-plane strain of BFO. A relatively low LED of 1 J/cm 2 produced a better BFO thin film with larger in-plane strain.

Authors:
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  1. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
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Research Org.:
Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
OSTI Identifier:
1510948
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1399056
Grant/Contract Number:  
[FG02-06ER46290; FA9550-16-1-0001]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 111; Journal Issue: 15]; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; epitaxy; heterostructures; crystal lattices; thin films; chemical elements; crystal structure; phase transitions; pulsed laser deposition; ferromagnetic materials

Citation Formats

Gao, Min, Viswan, Ravindranath, Tang, Xiao, Leung, Chung Ming, Li, Jiefang, and Viehland, D. E-field controlled phase transformation in bismuth ferrite thin films, and effect of laser energy density. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4997017.
Gao, Min, Viswan, Ravindranath, Tang, Xiao, Leung, Chung Ming, Li, Jiefang, & Viehland, D. E-field controlled phase transformation in bismuth ferrite thin films, and effect of laser energy density. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4997017.
Gao, Min, Viswan, Ravindranath, Tang, Xiao, Leung, Chung Ming, Li, Jiefang, and Viehland, D. Wed . "E-field controlled phase transformation in bismuth ferrite thin films, and effect of laser energy density". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4997017. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1510948.
@article{osti_1510948,
title = {E-field controlled phase transformation in bismuth ferrite thin films, and effect of laser energy density},
author = {Gao, Min and Viswan, Ravindranath and Tang, Xiao and Leung, Chung Ming and Li, Jiefang and Viehland, D.},
abstractNote = {Heterostructures of BiFeO3/Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-30%PbTiO3 (BFO/PMN-30PT) were fabricated here by pulsed laser deposition. Electric fields (E) were applied on the PMN-30PT substrates along the in-plane and out-of-plane directions, and the induced strain of BFO was measured as a function of E by X-ray diffraction. Reciprocal space maps along the (110) zone axis evidenced that a monoclinic MA phase was induced in both PMN-PT and BFO, where the dominate domain structures could be switched between biaxial directions under application of in-plane E. Studies were done for films prepared under different laser energy densities (LED), in order to optimize the in-plane strain of BFO. A relatively low LED of 1 J/cm2 produced a better BFO thin film with larger in-plane strain.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4997017},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = [15],
volume = [111],
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Schematic illustrations of (a) the IP E-field mode, (b) the OP E-field mode, and (c) the MA monoclinic unit cell of PMN-30PT (or BFO) and the E-field directions in the IP and OP E-field modes. The indexes pc and MA in (c) indicate the pseudocubic and monoclinic MAmore » structure.« less

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