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Domains in Ferroelectric Nanodots

Schilling, A. and Byrne, D. and Catalan, G. and Webber, Kyle G. and Genenko, Yuri A. and Wu, G. S. and Scott, James F. and Gregg, J. M. (2009):
Domains in Ferroelectric Nanodots.
In: Nano Letters, pp. 3359-3364, 9, (9), ISSN 1530-6984, [Online-Edition: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl901661a],
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Abstract

Almost free-standing single crystal mesoscale and nanoscale dots of ferroelectric BaTiO3 have been made by direct focused ion beam patterning of bulk single crystal material. The domain structures which appear in these single crystal dots, after cooling through the Curie temperature, were observed to form into quadrants, with each quadrant consisting of fine 90° stripe domains. The reason that these rather complex domain configurations form is uncertain, but we consider and discuss three possibilities for their genesis: first, that the quadrant features initially form to facilitate field-closure, but then develop 90° shape compensating stripe domains in order to accommodate disclination stresses; second, that they are the result of the impingement of domain packets which nucleate at the sidewalls of the dots forming “Forsbergh” patterns (essentially the result of phase transition kinetics); and third, that 90° domains form to conserve the shape of the nanodot as it is cooled through the Curie temperature but arrange into quadrant packets in order to minimize the energy associated with uncompensated surface charges (thus representing an equilibrium state). While the third model is the preferred one, we note that the second and third models are not mutually exclusive.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2009
Creators: Schilling, A. and Byrne, D. and Catalan, G. and Webber, Kyle G. and Genenko, Yuri A. and Wu, G. S. and Scott, James F. and Gregg, J. M.
Title: Domains in Ferroelectric Nanodots
Language: English
Abstract:

Almost free-standing single crystal mesoscale and nanoscale dots of ferroelectric BaTiO3 have been made by direct focused ion beam patterning of bulk single crystal material. The domain structures which appear in these single crystal dots, after cooling through the Curie temperature, were observed to form into quadrants, with each quadrant consisting of fine 90° stripe domains. The reason that these rather complex domain configurations form is uncertain, but we consider and discuss three possibilities for their genesis: first, that the quadrant features initially form to facilitate field-closure, but then develop 90° shape compensating stripe domains in order to accommodate disclination stresses; second, that they are the result of the impingement of domain packets which nucleate at the sidewalls of the dots forming “Forsbergh” patterns (essentially the result of phase transition kinetics); and third, that 90° domains form to conserve the shape of the nanodot as it is cooled through the Curie temperature but arrange into quadrant packets in order to minimize the energy associated with uncompensated surface charges (thus representing an equilibrium state). While the third model is the preferred one, we note that the second and third models are not mutually exclusive.

Journal or Publication Title: Nano Letters
Volume: 9
Number: 9
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science > Elektromechanik von Oxiden
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science > Nonmetallic-Inorganic Materials
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DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 595: Electrical fatigue
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 595: Electrical fatigue > C - Modelling
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 595: Electrical fatigue > C - Modelling > Subproject C5: Phenomenological modelling of injection, transport and recombination in organic semiconducting devices as well as in inorganic ferroelectric materials
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio)
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 11:56
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl901661a
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SFB 595 C5

Identification Number: doi:10.1021/nl901661a
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