Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Phase-Field Simulation of Domain Structure Evolution in Ferroelectric Thin Films

  • Y. L. Li (a1), S. Y. Hu (a1), Z. K. Liu (a1) and L. Q. Chen (a1)

Abstract

A phase-field model for predicting the domain structure evolution in constrained ferroelectric thin films is developed. It employs an analytical elastic solution derived for a constrained film with arbitrary eigenstrain distributions. In particular, the model is applied to the domain structure evolution during a cubic→tetragonal proper ferro- electric phase transition. The effect of substrate constraint on the volume fractions of domain variants, domain-wall orientations, and domain shapes is studied. It is shown that the predicted results agree very well with existing experimental observations in ferroelectric thin films.

Copyright

References

Hide All
[1] Lines, M.E. and Glass, A.M., Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1977.
[2] Cross, L.E., “Ferroelectric Ceramics: Tailoring Properties for Specific Applications”, pp.185 in Ferroelectric Ceramics, Birkhauser Verlag, Basel, Switzerland, 1993.
[3] Arlt, G., Ferroelectrics 104, 217 (1990).
[4] Speck, J. S. and Pompe, W., J. of Appl. Phys. 76, 466 (1994).
[5] Roytburd, A. L., J. of Appl. Phys. 83, 228 (1998)
[6] Roytburd, A. L., J. of Appl. Phys. 83, 239 (1998)
[7] Pertsev, N. A. and Koukhar, V. G., Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3722(2000).
[8] Nambu, S. and Sagala, D. A., Phys. Rev. B 50, 5838(1994)
[9] Hu, H. L. and Chen, L. Q., J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 81, 492 (1998).
[10] Semenovskaya, S. and Khachaturyan, A. G., J. Appl. Phys. 83, 5125 (1998).
[11] Binder, K., Ferroelectrics 35, 99 (1981).
[12] Tilley, D. R. and Zeks, B., Solid State Commu. 49, 823 (1984).
[13] Devonshire, A. F., Phil. Mag. Suppl. 3, 85 (1954).
[14] Cao, W. and Cross, L.E., Phys.Rev.B 44 5(1991).
[15] Khachaturyan, A.G., Theory of Structural Transformations in Solids, Wiley, New York, 1983.
[16] Mura, T., Micromechanics in Solids, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1982.
[17] Chen, L. Q. and Shen, J., Comp. Phys. Comm. 108, 147(1998).
[18] Haun, M. J., Furman, E., Jang, S. J., Mckinstry, H. A. and Cross, L. E., J. Appl. Phys. 62, 3331(1987).
[19] Pertsev, N. A., Zembilgotov, A. G., and Tabantev, A. K., Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 1988(1998).
[20] Chen, L. Q. and Khachaturyan, A. G., Phil. Mag. Lett. 65, 15(1992).
[21] Seifert, A., Lange, F. F., and Speck, J. S., J. Mater. Res. 10, 680(1995).
[22] Alpay, S. P., Nagarajan, V., Bendersky, L. A., Vaudin, M. D., Aggarwal, S., Ramesh, R. and Roytburd, A. L., J. of Appl. Phys. 85, 3271(1999).

Phase-Field Simulation of Domain Structure Evolution in Ferroelectric Thin Films

  • Y. L. Li (a1), S. Y. Hu (a1), Z. K. Liu (a1) and L. Q. Chen (a1)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed.