The structural and in-plane dielectric/ferroelectric properties of the epitaxial (Ba, Sr)(Zr, Ti)O3thin films

N. Y. Chan, D. Y. Wang, Y. Wang, Jiyan Dai, H. L.W. Chan

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Epitaxial (Ba1-xSrx)(Zr0.1Ti0.9)O3(BSZT, x = 0 - 0.45) thin films were deposited on (LaAlO3)0.3(Sr2AlTaO6)0.35(LSAT) substrates by pulsed laser deposition. The experimental results demonstrate that the structural, dielectric, and ferroelectric properties of the BSZT thin films were greatly dependent on the strontium content. The BSZT thin films transformed from tetragonal to cubic phase when x≥ 0.35 at room temperature. The Curie temperature and room-temperature remnant polarization decrease with increasing strontium concentration. The optimal dielectric properties were found in (Ba0.55Sr0.45)(Zr0.1Ti0.9)O3thin films which is in paraelectric state, having tunability of 47% and loss tangent of 0.0338 under an electric field of 20 MV/m at 1 MHz. This suggests that BSZT thin film is a promising candidate for tunable microwave device applications.
Original languageEnglish
Article number234102
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2014

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