Structure and dielectric properties of highly (100)-oriented PST thin films deposited on MgO substrates

X. T. Li, P. Y. Du, L. Zhu, Chee Leung Mak, K. H. Wong

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High-quality Pb0.4Sr0.6TiO3(PST) thin films have been epitaxially grown on MgO (100) substrates at various substrate temperatures by the pulsed laser deposition (PLD) technique. Their crystalline phase structures and surface morphology were measured by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Their in-plane orientation was observed by the Phi scans on the (111) plane. Their dielectric properties were measured by a precision impedance analyzer. Results show that the perovskite phase was stable in PST thin film. The crystalline phase formation of the thin film depended on the deposition temperature. The phase formation ability and (100)-orientation of these films were increased with increasing deposition temperature. Both of the high tunabilities and low dielectric loss of the thin films show that the (100)-oriented PST is a potential material that can be used for tunable applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5296-5299
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2008


  • Epitaxial growth
  • PST
  • Pulsed laser deposition
  • Thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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