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Electrical properties of La-graded heterostructure of Pb1?xLaxTiO3 thin films

Bhaskar, S and Das, RR and Krupanidhi, SB and Katiyar, RS and Dobal, PS and Majumder, SB (2001) Electrical properties of La-graded heterostructure of Pb1?xLaxTiO3 thin films. In: Materials Science and Engineering B, 86 (2). pp. 172-177.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0921-5107(01)00684-5

Abstract

La-graded heterostructure films were prepared by sol-gel technique on platinum substrates and electrical properties of these films were compared with those of conventional thin films of similar compositions. X-ray diffraction results indicate the pure perovskite polycrystalline structure of these films. Atomic Force Microscopy analysis revealed a finer grain size and relatively lower surface roughness. Relatively higher values of Pm and Pr (69 and 38 ?C cm?2, respectively) and excellent dielectric properties with lower loss (K=1900, tan ?=0.035 at 100 kHz) were observed for La-graded heterostructure films. Also lower leakage current density (not, vert, similar2.5 nA cm?2) and a higher onset field (not, vert, similar50 kV cm?1) of space charge conduction indicated higher breakdown strength and good leakage current characteristics. The ac electric field dependence of the permittivity at sub-switching fields was analyzed in the framework of the Rayleigh dynamics of domain walls. The estimated irreversible domain wall displacement contribution to the total dielectric permittivity was 17 and 9% for conventional 15 at.% La doped PbTiO3 and La-graded heterostructure films, respectively. The improved dielectric and polarization behavior of La-graded heterostructure films may be attributed to homogenous dopant distribution compared to the conventional 15 at.% La doped PbTiO3 films.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Dielectric;Lead lanthanum titanate;Ferroelectric materials
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 06:44
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2011 06:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39538

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