Giant room temperature multiferroicity and domain structures in hot-press sintered Bi0.85Sm0.15Fe0.97Sc0.03O3ceramics

Changan Wang, Lin Yang, Zhongwen Li, Min Zeng, Aihua Zhang, Minghui Qin, Xubing Lu, Xingsen Gao, Jinwei Gao, Kwok Ho Lam

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In this work, Bi0.85Sm0.15Fe0.97Sc0.03O3ceramics were prepared by rapid hot pressing. Their crystal structures, dielectric and multiferroic properties were studied with an emphasis on microscopic ferroelectric and ferromagnetic domains characterizations. X-ray diffraction data revealed a diphase structure consisting of rhombohedra R3C and orthorhombic Pbnm. The ferroelectric polarization and magnetization measurements showed the ceramics, possessing simultaneously a giant remanent polarization of 42.36 μC/cm2and a high remanent magnetization of 0.134 emu/g at room temperature. Moreover, the regularly striped ferroelectric and ferromagnetic domain structures have been identified and analyzed by combining transmission electron microscopy and piezoresponse/magnetic force microscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12764-12769
Number of pages6
JournalCeramics International
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2017


  • BiFeO 3
  • Ceramics
  • Domain structures
  • Multiferroic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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