Laha, Apurba and Saha, S and Krupanidhi, SB (2003) Role of La0.5Sr0.5COO3 template layers on dielectric and electrical properties of pulsed-laser ablated Pb(Nb2/3Mg1/3)O-3-PbTiO3 thin films. In: Thin Solid Films, 424 (2). pp. 274-282.
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Relaxor ferroelectric thin films of 0.7Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O-3-0.3PbTiO(3) (PMN-PT) deposited on platinized silicon substrates with and without template layers were studied. Perovskite phase (80% by volume) was obtained through proper selection of the processing conditions on bare Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si substrates. The films were initially grown at 300 degreesC using pulsed-laser ablation and subsequently annealed in a rapid thermal annealing furnace in the temperature range of 750-850 degreesC to induce crystallization. Comparison of microstructure of the films annealed at different temperatures showed change in perovskite phase formation and grain size etc. Results from compositional analysis of the films revealed that the films initially possessed high content of lead percentage, which subsequently decreased after annealing at temperature 750-850 degreesC. Films with highest perovskite content were found to form at 820-840 degreesC on Pt substrates where the Pb content was near stoichiometric. Further improvement in the formation of perovskite PMN-PT phase was obtained by using buffer layers of La0.5Sr0.5CoO3 (LSCO) on the Pt substrate. This resulted 100% perovskite phase formation in the films deposited at 650 degreesC. Dielectric studies on the PMN-PT films with LSCO template layers showed high values of relative dielectric constant (3800) with a loss factor (tan delta) of 0.035 at a frequency of 1 kHz at room temperature. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.|
|Keywords:||Relaxor thin films;Electrical properties and measurements; Laser ablation;X-Ray diffraction|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre|
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2011 06:07|
|Last Modified:||25 Aug 2011 06:07|
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