Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published in JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 104, 054109 (2008). Copyright © 2008 American Institute of Physics. Used by permission.


The switching dynamics and switching time of ferroelectric nanomesas grown from the paraelectric phase of ultrathin Langmuir–Blodgett vinylidene fluoride and trifluoroethylene copolymer films are investigated. Ferroelectric nanomesas are created through heat treatment and self-organization and have an average height of 10 nm and an average diameter of 100 nm. Ferroelectric nanomesas are highly crystalline and are in the ferroelectric phase and switch faster than 50 μs. The dependence of switching time on applied voltage implies an extrinsic switching nature.

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