Laha, A and Krupanidhi, SB (2000) Growth and characterization of excimer laser-ablated $BaBi_2Nb_2O_9$ thin films. In: Applied Physics Letters, 77 (23). pp. 3818-3820.
The pulsed-laser ablation technique has been employed to deposit polycrystalline thin films of layered-structure ferroelectric BaBi2Nb2O9 (BBN). Low-substrate-temperature growth (Ts = 400 °C) followed by ex situ annealing at 800 °C for 30 min was performed to obtain a preferred orientation. Ferroelectricity in the films was verified by examining the polarization with the applied electric field and was also confirmed from the capacitance–voltage characteristics. The films exhibited well-defined hysteresis loops, and the values of saturation (Ps) and remanent (Pr) polarization were 4.0 and 1.2 µC/cm2, respectively. The room-temperature dielectric constant and dissipation factor were 214 and 0.04, respectively, at a frequency of 100 kHz. A phase transition from a ferroelectric to paraelectric state of the BBN thin film was observed at 220 °C. The dissipation factor of the film was observed to increase after the phase transition due to a probable influence of dc conduction at high temperatures. The real and imaginary part of the dielectric constant also exhibited strong frequency dispersion at high temperatures.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre|
|Date Deposited:||12 Apr 2005|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:18|
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