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Title: Nanosecond Optically Induced Phase Transformation in Compressively Strained BiFeO 3 on LaAlO 3

Abstract

Above-band-gap optical illumination of compressively strained BiFeO3 induces a transient reversible transformation from a state of coexisting tilted tetragonal-like and rhombohedral-like phases to an untilted tetragonal-like phase. Time-resolved synchrotron x-ray diffraction reveals that the transformation is induced by an ultrafast optically induced lattice expansion that shifts the relative free energies of the tetragonal-like and rhombohedral-like phases. The transformation proceeds at interfaces between regions of the tetragonal-like phase and regions of a mixture of tilted phases, consistent with the motion of a phase boundary. The optically induced transformation demonstrates that there are new optically driven routes towards nanosecond-scale control of phase transformations in ferroelectrics and multiferroics.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [6];  [6];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (United States)
  2. Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Anhui (China)
  3. ID01/ESRF, Grenoble Cedex (France)
  4. Harbin Inst. of Technology, Shenzhen (China)
  5. Southern Univ. of Science and Technology, Guangdong (China)
  6. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); Harbin Institute of Technology; National Science Foundation of China; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; National Key Basic Research Program of China; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1558805
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1545458
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 123; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Ahn, Youngjun, Pateras, Anastasios, Marks, Samuel D., Xu, Han, Zhou, Tao, Luo, Zhenlin, Chen, Zuhuang, Chen, Lang, Zhang, Xiaoyi, DiChiara, Anthony D., Wen, Haidan, and Evans, Paul G. Nanosecond Optically Induced Phase Transformation in Compressively Strained BiFeO3 on LaAlO3. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.045703.
Ahn, Youngjun, Pateras, Anastasios, Marks, Samuel D., Xu, Han, Zhou, Tao, Luo, Zhenlin, Chen, Zuhuang, Chen, Lang, Zhang, Xiaoyi, DiChiara, Anthony D., Wen, Haidan, & Evans, Paul G. Nanosecond Optically Induced Phase Transformation in Compressively Strained BiFeO3 on LaAlO3. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.045703
Ahn, Youngjun, Pateras, Anastasios, Marks, Samuel D., Xu, Han, Zhou, Tao, Luo, Zhenlin, Chen, Zuhuang, Chen, Lang, Zhang, Xiaoyi, DiChiara, Anthony D., Wen, Haidan, and Evans, Paul G. Fri . "Nanosecond Optically Induced Phase Transformation in Compressively Strained BiFeO3 on LaAlO3". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.045703. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1558805.
@article{osti_1558805,
title = {Nanosecond Optically Induced Phase Transformation in Compressively Strained BiFeO3 on LaAlO3},
author = {Ahn, Youngjun and Pateras, Anastasios and Marks, Samuel D. and Xu, Han and Zhou, Tao and Luo, Zhenlin and Chen, Zuhuang and Chen, Lang and Zhang, Xiaoyi and DiChiara, Anthony D. and Wen, Haidan and Evans, Paul G.},
abstractNote = {Above-band-gap optical illumination of compressively strained BiFeO3 induces a transient reversible transformation from a state of coexisting tilted tetragonal-like and rhombohedral-like phases to an untilted tetragonal-like phase. Time-resolved synchrotron x-ray diffraction reveals that the transformation is induced by an ultrafast optically induced lattice expansion that shifts the relative free energies of the tetragonal-like and rhombohedral-like phases. The transformation proceeds at interfaces between regions of the tetragonal-like phase and regions of a mixture of tilted phases, consistent with the motion of a phase boundary. The optically induced transformation demonstrates that there are new optically driven routes towards nanosecond-scale control of phase transformations in ferroelectrics and multiferroics.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.045703},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 4,
volume = 123,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

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