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Zhang, PF;Deepak, N;Keeney, L;Pemble, ME;Whatmore, RW
2012
September
Applied Physics Letters
The structural and piezoresponse properties of c-axis-oriented Aurivillius phase Bi5Ti3FeO15 thin films deposited by atomic vapor deposition
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BISMUTH TITANATE BI5FETI3O15 SYSTEM FAMILY AVD
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The deposition by atomic vapor deposition of highly c-axis-oriented Aurivillius phase Bi5Ti3FeO15 (BTFO) thin films on (100) Si substrates is reported. Partially crystallized BTFO films with c-axis perpendicular to the substrate surface were first deposited at 610 degrees C (8% excess Bi), and subsequently annealed at 820 degrees C to get stoichiometric composition. After annealing, the films were highly c-axis-oriented, showing only (00l) peaks in x-ray diffraction (XRD), up to (0024). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) confirms the BTFO film has a clear layered structure, and the bismuth oxide layer interleaves the four-block pseudoperovskite layer, indicating the n = 4 Aurivillius phase structure. Piezoresponse force microscopy measurements indicate strong in-plane piezoelectric response, consistent with the c-axis layered structure, shown by XRD and TEM. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4752007]
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0003-6951
10.1063/1.4752007
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