Synthesis and piezoresponse of highly ordered Pb(Zr0.53Ti0.47)O3nanowire arrays

X. Y. Zhang, X. Zhao, C. W. Lai, J. Wang, X. G. Tang, Jiyan Dai

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We report the synthesis and characterization of ferroelectric lead zirconate titanate Pb(Zr0.53Ti0.47)O3(PZT) nanowires. The PZT nanowires, with diameters of about 45 nm and lengths of about 6 μm, were fabricated by means of a sol-gel method utilizing nanochannel alumina templates. After postannealing at 700 °C, the PZT nanowires exhibit a polycrystalline microstructure, and x-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy study revealed their perovskite crystal structure. The piezoelectric characteristics of individual PZT nanowires were demonstrated by piezoresponse force microscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4190-4192
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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