High nonlinearity of Ba[sub 0.6]Sr[sub 0.4]TiO[sub 3] films heteroepitaxially grown on MgO substrates

Park, B. H.; Park, B.H.; Gim, Y.; Fan, Y.; Jia, Q. X.; Jia, Q.X.; Lu, P.
October 2000
Applied Physics Letters;10/16/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 16
Academic Journal
We have heteroepitaxially deposited Ba[sub 0.6]Sr[sub 0.4]TiO[sub 3] (BST) thin films on (001)-oriented MgO substrates using pulsed-laser deposition. By optimizing the deposition temperature and adjusting the film thickness, we have successfully increased the dielectric nonlinearity and decreased the dielectric loss of BST films. BST thin films grown at 750 °C with a thickness of 1.1 μm showed a dielectric constant tunability of greater than 65% and a tunability/loss of 43 at a surface electric field of 80 kV/cm at room temperature. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy analyses indicated that the tunability and dielectric loss were closely related to the crystallinity of the BST films. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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