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Title: Impact of in-plane anisotropic strains on the dielectric and pyroelectric properties of Ba₀.₇Sr₀.₃TiO₃thin films
Authors: Cao, HX
Lo, VC
Li, ZY
Keywords: Barium compounds
Strontium compounds
Dielectric thin films
Epitaxial layers
Solid-state phase transformations
Internal stresses
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2007
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Source: Journal of applied physics, 1 Jan. 2007, v. 101, no. 1, 014113, p. 1-7 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of applied physics 
Abstract: A modified Landau-Devonshire phenomenological thermodynamic theory is used to describe the influence of in-plane anisotropic strains on the dielectric and pyroelectric properties of epitaxial Ba₀.₇Sr₀.₃TiO₃thin films grown on dissimilar tetragonal substrates. The in-plane anisotropic strain factor-temperature phase diagram is developed. The in-plane anisotropic strains play a crucial role in the dielectric and pyroelectric properties of BST thin films. The theoretical maximum dielectric tunability approaching 100% can be attained at the critical anisotropic strain factor corresponding to the structural phase transformation from ca₁to a₁phase. Moreover, the anisotropic strain factor has an opposite effect on the figure of merit and pyroelectric coefficient, respectively. Furthermore, in the case of isotropic strains, our theoretical results are well consistent with the experimental results.
ISSN: 0021-8979 (print)
1089-7550 (online)
DOI: 10.1063/1.2407272
Rights: © 2007 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in H. X. Cao, V. C. Lo & Z. Y. Li, J. Appl. Phys. 101, 014113 (2007) and may be found at
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