Bose, Somenath and Krupanidhi, B (2007) Improved ferroelectric and leakage properties in symmetric $BiFeO_3 /SrTiO_3$ superlattice. In: Applied Physics Letters, 90 (21). 212902 1-21902 3.
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Symmetric $BiFeO_3 /SrTiO_3$ superlattices were fabricated by pulsed laser deposition on $SrTiO_3$ (100) substrates. Frequency independent and near saturated P-E hysteresis was observed in the case of a superlattice(periodicity of $\sim 11 nm$) as compared to leaky hysteresis observed in epitaxial $BiFeO_3$. Room temperature leakage current density of the superlattice was almost two orders of magnitude lower than that of $BiFeO_3$. Observed leakage current behavior in case of both $BiFeO_3$ and superlattice indicates the dominance of space charge limited conduction. Improvement in ferroelectric property was discussed in connection to enhanced epitaxial strain, reduced leakage current, and electrostatic interaction between $BiFeO_3$ and $SrTiO_3$.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre|
|Date Deposited:||26 Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:38|
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