Probing the domain structure of BiFeO3 epitaxial films with three-dimensional reciprocal space mapping
Luo, Z. L.
Chen, Z. H.
Fong, D. D.
Date of Issue2014
School of Materials Science and Engineering
High-resolution 3-Dimensional Reciprocal Space Mapping (3D-RSM) has been performed on mixed-phase BiFeO3 (BFO) epitaxial films on (001)-oriented LaAlO3 substrates. Our results demonstrate that 3D-RSM is an effective way to present a structural overview of the different BFO polymorphs, domain variants, and even the interfacial regions between coexisting triclinic phases. The dislocation-free boundaries between the triclinic phases revealed by these 3D-RSMs are believed to be responsible for the large electromechanical response found in mixed-phase BFO films. This study demonstrates the unique merits of the 3D-RSM technique for the structural characterization of ferroic films with complicated domain structures.
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Applied physics letters
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