Polycrystalline lead-free piezoelectric [Bi0.5(Na0.7K0.2Li0.1)0.5]Ti O3(BNKLT) thin films were grown on PtTiSi O2 Si substrates using pulsed laser deposition (PLD). In this letter, we report the ferroelectric properties and piezoresponse of the PLD-produced BNKLT thin films. X-ray diffraction characterization revealed a good crystallinity and a pure perovskite structure in the films. The films exhibited a well-defined polarization hysteresis loop with a remnant polarization Prof 13.9 μC cm2and a coercive field Ec of 10.2 MVm. The domain structure and its thermal-driven evolution from the ferroelectric to nonferroelectric phase were observed by piezoresponse force microscopy. The results were consistent with the phase transition profile of BNKLT bulk ceramics. Typical butterfly-shaped piezoresponse loop was obtained and the effective piezoelectric coefficient d33,f of the BNKLT thin films was about 64 pmV.
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