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We investigated the discrepancy between the significant 18O isotope motion observed after bipolar voltage cycling used to induce ferroelectric fatigue in unannealed Pt/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3/Ir (PZT) capacitors and the lack of any observable oxygen tracer motion in annealed capacitors. We found that while unannealed Pt electrodes are permeable to oxygen, annealed Pt electrodes are oxygen impermeable. Further, when the initial oxygen tracer profile does not vary strongly with depth, the ability to detect oxygen motion during fatigue voltage cycling depends critically on the oxygen permeability of the capacitor’s top electrode. Our results indicate that oxygen exchange between the PZT film and external oxygen sources and sinks during voltage cycling is not necessary for ferroelectric fatigue to be manifest. In addition, studies of the dependence of ferroelectric materials properties on ambient gases should be accompanied by analysis of the permeability of exposed surfaces to the gases of interest.
Thin Ba0.2Sr0.8TiO3 films were pulsed laser deposited at laser pulse repetition rates of 1, 5 and 20 Hz in order to assess the effect of grain size on pyroelectric properties. Scanning electron microscopy reveals an increase in columnar grain size with decreasing laser pulse rate, as expected. Substrate bending measurements show an increase in tensile stress with increasing grain size, suggesting some form of stress relaxation has occurred. X-ray diffraction studies reveal all films to be epitaxial and oriented, while Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy finds no significant differences in film composition. The films grown at 5 and 20 Hz display a suppressed dielectric permittivity as a function of temperature, while the film deposited at 1 Hz displays an unusually sharp and large dielectric permittivity peak. A variation on current theory concerning phase transitions of stressed ferroelectric thin films is proposed to explain these results.
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