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Title: Ferroelectric and magnetic properties of Aurivillius Bi{sub m+1}Ti{sub 3}Fe{sub m−3}O{sub 3m+3} thin films

Aurivillius Bi{sub m+1}Ti{sub 3}Fe{sub m−3}O{sub 3m+3} (m = 4, 5, 6) thin films have been deposited by a pulsed laser deposition system. The x-ray diffraction patterns indicate the formation of orthorhombic phase. The remanent polarization (2P{sub r}) of Bi{sub m+1}Ti{sub 3}Fe{sub m−3}O{sub 3m+3} thin films is decreased with the m-number. Positive-up-negative-down measurements indicate the presence of ferroelectric (FE) polarization in as-obtained thin films. Piezoresponse force microscopy investigations confirm the existence of FE domains and the switchable polarization. Weak magnetic moment is detected in the Aurivillius films at room temperature. The present work suggests the possibility of Aurivillius Bi{sub m+1}Ti{sub 3}Fe{sub m−3}O{sub 3m+3} (m = 4, 5, 6) materials as potential room-temperature multiferroics.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan)
  2. Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, Squires Way, North Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 (Australia)
  3. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, No. 693 Xiongchu Road, Wuhan 430074 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22479655
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology. A, Vacuum, Surfaces and Films; Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2015 American Vacuum Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ENERGY BEAM DEPOSITION; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; LASER RADIATION; MAGNETIC MOMENTS; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MICROSCOPY; ORTHORHOMBIC LATTICES; POLARIZATION; PULSED IRRADIATION; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; THIN FILMS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION