Oriented growth of SrBi2Ta2O9 ferroelectric thin films
Desu, Seshu B.
Vijay, D. P.
He, B. P.
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We report on the ferroelectric properties of c-axis oriented ferroelectric SrBi2Ta2O9 thin films. Pt/SrBi2Ta2O9/Pt capacitors were grown on single crystal MgO (and/or SrTiO3) substrates using pulsed laser ablation. These substrates provide the necessary template for (100) texture in platinum due to their close lattice matching. This in turn facilitates the c-axis orientation in the ferroelectric films. The degree of orientation in the layered structure ferroelectric film was systematically varied from highly c-axis oriented to random polycrystalline by varying the growth conditions of the bottom metal electrode. The polarization and coercive field values were found to decrease with an increasing degree of c-axis orientation; while the randomly oriented films exhibited a remnant polarization of 5 mu C/cm(2), a coercive field of 70 kV/cm, and a dielectric constant of 320, the c-axis oriented films exhibited very low polarization (similar to 1 mu C/cm(2)), coercivity (22 kV/cm), and dielectric constant (similar to 200) values. (C) 1996 American Institute of Physics.