Impact of the top-electrode material on the permittivity of single-crystalline Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3 thin films

Plonka, R.; Dittmann, R.; Pertsev, N. A.; Vasco, E.; Waser, R.
May 2005
Applied Physics Letters;5/16/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 20, p202908
Academic Journal
We observed significant influence of the top-electrode material on the thickness and temperature dependences of the dielectric response of single-crystalline Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3 thin-film capacitors. For SrRuO3/Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3/SrRuO3 samples, the position of dielectric maximum shifts to lower temperatures with decreasing film thickness, whereas the samples with Pt top electrodes exhibit an opposite trend. Moreover, the apparent “interfacial” capacitance, extracted from the film-thickness dependence of dielectric response, is very different for these two types of samples and strongly depends on temperature. Experimental results are analyzed theoretically in light of the depolarizing-field and strain effects on the transition temperature and permittivity of ferroelectric films.


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