Strain-driven phase transitions and associated dielectric/piezoelectric anomalies in BiFeO3 thin films
Chu, Y. H.
Date of Issue2010
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Strain-driven phase transitions and related intrinsic polarization, dielectric, and piezoelectric properties for single-domain films were studied for BiFeO3 using phenomenological Landau–Devonshire theory. A stable and mixed structure between tetragonal and rhombohedral-like (monoclinic) phases is predicted at a compressive misfit strain of um=−0.0382 without an energy barrier. For a tensile misfit strain of um=0.0272, another phase transition between the monoclinic and orthorhombic phases was predicted with sharply high dielectric and piezoelectric responses.
DRNTU::Engineering::Materials::Microelectronics and semiconductor materials::Thin films
Applied physics letters
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