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Title: High ferroelectric polarization in c-oriented BaTiO3 epitaxial thin films on SrTiO3/Si(001)

The integration of epitaxial BaTiO3 films on silicon, combining c-orientation, surface flatness, and high ferroelectric polarization is of main interest towards its use in memory devices. This combination of properties has been only achieved so far by using yttria-stabilized zirconia buffer layers. Here, the all-perovskite BaTiO3/LaNiO3/SrTiO3 heterostructure is grown monolithically on Si(001). The BaTiO3 films are epitaxial and c-oriented and present low surface roughness and high remnant ferroelectric polarization around 6 μC/cm2. Lastly, this result paves the way towards the fabrication of lead-free BaTiO3 ferroelectric memories on silicon platforms.
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  1. Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Barcelona (Spain); Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain)
  2. Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Barcelona (Spain); National Taipei Univ. of Technology (TAIPEI TECH), Taipei (Taiwan)
  3. Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Barcelona (Spain)
  4. Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (INL), UMR CNRS, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Ecully Cedex (France)
  5. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 109; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY epitaxy; buffer layers; ferroelectric thin films; polarization; x-ray diffraction