Ferroelectric Properties and Microstructures of Pr6O11-Doped Bi4Ti3O12 Thin Films
Pr6O11-doped bismuth titanate (BixPryTi3O12: BPT) thin films with random oriention were fabricated on Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si substrates by rf magnetron sputtering technique, and the structures and ferroelectric properties of the films were investigated. XRD studies indicated that all of BPT films consisted of single phase of a bismuth-layered structure with well-developed rod-like grains. For samples with y=0.06, 0.3, 1.2 and 1.5, ferroelectric hysteresis loops were characterized by large leakage current, whereas for samples with y=0.6 and 0.9, ferroelectric hysteresis loops were the saturated and undistorted hysteresis loops. The remanent polarization ( Pr ) and coercive field (Ec) of the BPT Film with y=0.9 were above 35μC/cm2 and 80KV/cm , respectively. After 3×1010 switching cycles, 20% degradation of 2Pr is observed in the film with y=0.9.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
M. Chen et al., "Ferroelectric Properties and Microstructures of Pr6O11-Doped Bi4Ti3O12 Thin Films", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 434-435, pp. 281-284, 2010