Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

January 2008

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Published in JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 104, 064121 (2008). Copyright © 2008 American Institute of Physics. Used by permission.

Abstract

Epitaxial (100)/(001)-oriented PbTiO3 films with thickness of 2.8 μm were grown on Nb-doped (100) SrTiO3 substrates by pulsed metal organic chemical vapor deposition. Complex domain structures consisting of c-domains (c1) and three types of a-domains (a1, a2, and a3) were observed by piezoresponse force microscopy in conjunction with high-resolution x-ray diffraction analysis. The obtained results suggest that (a2/a3) and (a1/c1) domain configurations represent mostly strain-relaxed structures. This conclusion is in good agreement with theoretical predictions made for thick films [Phys. State., Solidi 37, 329 (1976)].

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