Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published in APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 95, 023303 (2009). DOI: 10.1063/1.3176213 © 2009 American Institute of Physics. Used by prmission.


The polarization switching kinetics of ferroelectric polymer nanomesas was investigated using piezoresponse force microscopy. The nanomesas were made by self-organization from Langmuir–Blodgett films of a 70% vinylidene fluoride and 30% trifluoroethylene copolymer. The polarization switching time exhibits an exponential dependence on reciprocal voltage that is consistent with nucleation-type switching dynamics.