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Title: Tuning Ultrafast Photoinduced Strain in Ferroelectric-Based Devices

Abstract

Ferroelectric materials exhibit coupled degrees of freedom and possess a switchable electric polarization coupled to strain, making them good piezoelectrics and enabling numerous devices including nonvolatile memories, actuators, and sensors. Moreover, novel photovoltaic effects are encountered through the interplay of electric polarization with the material optical properties. Consequently, light-induced deformation in ferroelectrics, or photostriction, combining photovoltaic and converse piezoelectric effects, is under investigation in the quest for multifunctional materials. Using time-resolved X-ray diffraction, the first control of ultrafast photoinduced strain is demonstrated through in situ tuning of the polarization state in ferroelectric-based devices. Both the magnitude and the sign of the photoinduced strain strongly depend on the transient photoinduced change of the internal electric field in the ferroelectric layer, and can be actively engineered to achieve two distinct remanent photostrictive responses. These results provide fundamental insight into light–matter interaction in ferroelectrics and exciting new avenues for materials functionality engineering.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [4]
  1. Univ. Paris-Sud, Palaiseau (France). Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N)
  2. Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  4. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1526672
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1510342
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; SC0012375; DMR‐1411335; DE‐SC0012375; DE‐AC02‐06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Electronic Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2199-160X
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ferroelectrics; photostriction; photovoltaic; piezoelectric; thin films

Citation Formats

Matzen, Sylvia, Guillemot, Loïc, Maroutian, Thomas, Patel, Sheena K. K., Wen, Haidan, DiChiara, Anthony D., Agnus, Guillaume, Shpyrko, Oleg G., Fullerton, Eric E., Ravelosona, Dafiné, Lecoeur, Philippe, and Kukreja, Roopali. Tuning Ultrafast Photoinduced Strain in Ferroelectric-Based Devices. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/aelm.201800709.
Matzen, Sylvia, Guillemot, Loïc, Maroutian, Thomas, Patel, Sheena K. K., Wen, Haidan, DiChiara, Anthony D., Agnus, Guillaume, Shpyrko, Oleg G., Fullerton, Eric E., Ravelosona, Dafiné, Lecoeur, Philippe, & Kukreja, Roopali. Tuning Ultrafast Photoinduced Strain in Ferroelectric-Based Devices. United States. doi:10.1002/aelm.201800709.
Matzen, Sylvia, Guillemot, Loïc, Maroutian, Thomas, Patel, Sheena K. K., Wen, Haidan, DiChiara, Anthony D., Agnus, Guillaume, Shpyrko, Oleg G., Fullerton, Eric E., Ravelosona, Dafiné, Lecoeur, Philippe, and Kukreja, Roopali. Thu . "Tuning Ultrafast Photoinduced Strain in Ferroelectric-Based Devices". United States. doi:10.1002/aelm.201800709.
@article{osti_1526672,
title = {Tuning Ultrafast Photoinduced Strain in Ferroelectric-Based Devices},
author = {Matzen, Sylvia and Guillemot, Loïc and Maroutian, Thomas and Patel, Sheena K. K. and Wen, Haidan and DiChiara, Anthony D. and Agnus, Guillaume and Shpyrko, Oleg G. and Fullerton, Eric E. and Ravelosona, Dafiné and Lecoeur, Philippe and Kukreja, Roopali},
abstractNote = {Ferroelectric materials exhibit coupled degrees of freedom and possess a switchable electric polarization coupled to strain, making them good piezoelectrics and enabling numerous devices including nonvolatile memories, actuators, and sensors. Moreover, novel photovoltaic effects are encountered through the interplay of electric polarization with the material optical properties. Consequently, light-induced deformation in ferroelectrics, or photostriction, combining photovoltaic and converse piezoelectric effects, is under investigation in the quest for multifunctional materials. Using time-resolved X-ray diffraction, the first control of ultrafast photoinduced strain is demonstrated through in situ tuning of the polarization state in ferroelectric-based devices. Both the magnitude and the sign of the photoinduced strain strongly depend on the transient photoinduced change of the internal electric field in the ferroelectric layer, and can be actively engineered to achieve two distinct remanent photostrictive responses. These results provide fundamental insight into light–matter interaction in ferroelectrics and exciting new avenues for materials functionality engineering.},
doi = {10.1002/aelm.201800709},
journal = {Advanced Electronic Materials},
number = 6,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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