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Title: Optical response of BiFe O 3 films subjected to uniaxial strain

Abstract

The impact of single-axis lattice expansion on the optical response of BiFeO3 films is examined. Low-energy He implantation is used to tailor morphotropic phases of BiFeO3 films and study changes in their optical spectra with continuously increasing lattice expansion. He ion implantation of epitaxial rhombohedral (R)- and tetragonal (T)-like BiFeO3 films induces uniaxial out-of-plane strain that, on R-like films, eventually leads to a complete R-T phase transition. This approach allows us to provide insights into the optical response of BiFeO3 films. Strain doping of T-like films leads to a significant redshift of the optical absorption spectra that is theoretically explained by a lowering of Fe 3dt2g states. R-like films, on the other hand, show a less-pronounced sensitivity to uniaxial strain and a blueshift of about 250 meV at the strain-induced R-T transition. Here, the results demonstrate that strain doping allows a deeper examination of the optical properties of epitaxial phases that are otherwise impossible to access by standard epitaxy.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [6]; ORCiD logo [5]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
  2. Renewable Energies Photovoltaics Laboratory, National Institute for Research and Development in Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter, Timisoara (Romania)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Korea)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); San Jose State Univ., CA (United States)
  5. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  6. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China)
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); German Research Foundation (DFG); National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation (ANCSI)
OSTI Identifier:
1607110
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; CNCS – UEFISCD MC-2018-0561; MC-2017-0791; SFB 762
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2475-9953
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; band gap; crystal structure; dielectric properties; multiferroics

Citation Formats

Herklotz, Andreas, Rus, Stefania F., Sohn, Changhee, KC, Santosh, Cooper, Valentino R., Guo, Er-Jia, and Ward, Thomas Zac. Optical response of BiFeO3 films subjected to uniaxial strain. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.094410.
Herklotz, Andreas, Rus, Stefania F., Sohn, Changhee, KC, Santosh, Cooper, Valentino R., Guo, Er-Jia, & Ward, Thomas Zac. Optical response of BiFeO3 films subjected to uniaxial strain. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.094410
Herklotz, Andreas, Rus, Stefania F., Sohn, Changhee, KC, Santosh, Cooper, Valentino R., Guo, Er-Jia, and Ward, Thomas Zac. Mon . "Optical response of BiFeO3 films subjected to uniaxial strain". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.094410. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1607110.
@article{osti_1607110,
title = {Optical response of BiFeO3 films subjected to uniaxial strain},
author = {Herklotz, Andreas and Rus, Stefania F. and Sohn, Changhee and KC, Santosh and Cooper, Valentino R. and Guo, Er-Jia and Ward, Thomas Zac},
abstractNote = {The impact of single-axis lattice expansion on the optical response of BiFeO3 films is examined. Low-energy He implantation is used to tailor morphotropic phases of BiFeO3 films and study changes in their optical spectra with continuously increasing lattice expansion. He ion implantation of epitaxial rhombohedral (R)- and tetragonal (T)-like BiFeO3 films induces uniaxial out-of-plane strain that, on R-like films, eventually leads to a complete R-T phase transition. This approach allows us to provide insights into the optical response of BiFeO3 films. Strain doping of T-like films leads to a significant redshift of the optical absorption spectra that is theoretically explained by a lowering of Fe 3dt2g states. R-like films, on the other hand, show a less-pronounced sensitivity to uniaxial strain and a blueshift of about 250 meV at the strain-induced R-T transition. Here, the results demonstrate that strain doping allows a deeper examination of the optical properties of epitaxial phases that are otherwise impossible to access by standard epitaxy.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.094410},
journal = {Physical Review Materials},
number = 9,
volume = 3,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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