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Title: Epitaxial growth of (111)-oriented BaTiO{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} perovskite superlattices on Pt(111)/Ti/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}(0001) substrates

Symmetric BaTiO{sub 3}/SrTiO{sub 3} (BTO/STO) superlattices (SLs) were epitaxially grown on Pt(111)/Ti/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}(0001) substrates with various modulation periods (Λ = 4.8 − 48 nm) using double ion beam sputter deposition. The BTO/STO SLs exhibit high (111) orientation with two in-plane orientation variants related by a 180° rotation along the [111]{sub Pt} axis. The BTO layer is under an in-plane compressive state, whereas the STO layer is under an in-plane tensile state due to the effect of lattice mismatch. A remarkable enhancement of dielectric constant is observed for the SL with relatively small modulation period, which is attributed to both the interlayer biaxial strain effect and the Maxwell-Wagner effect.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Materials, Physics and Energy Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218054
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 103; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALUMINIUM OXIDES; BARIUM COMPOUNDS; COMPRESSION STRENGTH; CRYSTAL DEFECTS; DEPOSITION; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; ION BEAMS; LAYERS; MODULATION; PERMITTIVITY; PEROVSKITE; STRAINS; STRONTIUM TITANATES; SUBSTRATES; SUPERLATTICES; SYMMETRY; TENSILE PROPERTIES; THIN FILMS; VAPOR PHASE EPITAXY