Analysis of multi-domain ferroelectric switching in BiFeO3 thin film using phase-field method

Guoping Cao, Ye Cao, Houbing Huang, Long Qing Chen, Xingqiao Ma

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A phase-field model is developed to elucidate the process of polarization switching in BiFeO3 thin film. The results demonstrated an energy-favorable mechanism for domain switching path and revealed possible ferroelectric domain switching modes. It is shown that 71° switching is dominant among the three possible switching paths, namely 71°, 109° and 180° switching. This might provide significant references for the application of ferroelectric materials under electric fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-213
Number of pages6
JournalComputational Materials Science
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computational Mathematics


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