dc.contributor.authorLuo, Zhenlin
dc.contributor.authorChen, Zuhuang
dc.contributor.authorYang, Yuanjun
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Heng-Jui
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Chuanwei
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Haoliang
dc.contributor.authorWang, Haibo
dc.contributor.authorYang, Meng-Meng
dc.contributor.authorHu, Chuansheng
dc.contributor.authorPan, Guoqiang
dc.contributor.authorWen, Wen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Xiaolong
dc.contributor.authorHe, Qing
dc.contributor.authorSritharan, Thirumany
dc.contributor.authorChu, Ying-Hao
dc.contributor.authorChen, Lang
dc.contributor.authorGao, Chen
dc.identifier.citationLuo, Z., Chen, Z., Yang, Y., Liu, H.-J., Huang, C., Huang, H., et al. (2013). Periodic elastic nanodomains in ultrathin tetragonal-like BiFeO3 films. Physical Review B, 88(6), 064103.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe present a synchrotron grazing incidence x-ray diffraction analysis of the domain structure and polar symmetry of highly strained BiFeO3 (BFO) thin films grown on LaAlO3 substrate. We reveal the existence of periodic elastic nanodomains in the pure tetragonal-like BFO ultrathin films down to a thickness of 6 nm. A unique shear strain-accommodation mechanism is disclosed. We further demonstrate that the periodicity of the nanodomains increases with film thickness but deviates from the classical square root law in the ultrathin thickness regime (6–30 nm). Temperature-dependent experiments further reveal the disappearance of periodic modulation above ∼90 °C due to a MC-MA structural phase transition.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhysical review Ben_US
dc.rights© 2013 American Physical Society. This paper was published in Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of American Physical Society. The paper can be found at the following official DOI: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.88.064103].  One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.en_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Materials::Microelectronics and semiconductor materials::Thin films
dc.titlePeriodic elastic nanodomains in ultrathin tetragonal-like BiFeO3 filmsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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