Piezoelectric PZT Thin Films on Flexible Copper-Coated Polymer Films
This work analyzes the processing of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT) thin films directly on copper-coated polymer films. PZT thin film deposition was performed onto the metallized Kapton® films using a single RF plasma jet. In order to reduce the interaction of PZT and Cu during the initial growth stage, an ultrathin amorphous TiO2-x seeding layer was sputter-deposited prior to PZT deposition. The film texture was a mixture of (111)-oriented perovskite nanocrystals, rutile and pyrochlore. Topography and piezoelectric in-plane and out-of-plane response of the films were evaluated using a commercial AFM adapted for piezoforce measurements. The as-deposited films were self-polarized with polarization pointing at the surface of the sample. Polarization was switchable and a piezoelectric hysteresis was obtained.
Luís Guerra ROSA and Fernanda MARGARIDO
G. Suchaneck et al., "Piezoelectric PZT Thin Films on Flexible Copper-Coated Polymer Films", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 636-637, pp. 392-397, 2010