Theoretical calculations based on phenomenology of ferroelectrics have been previously reported for lead zirconium titanate (PZT) system. This paper offers an experimental comparison of the crystal orientation dependence of dielectric properties for PZT thin films grown using reactive RF-sputtering. Highly oriented PZT thin films with a rhombohedral composition have been grown in different orientations using selective rapid thermal annealing cycles. The PZT(100) oriented films showed larger dielectric constant and loss compared to PZT(111) films. The PZT(100) films possessed sharp square-like hysteresis loops indicating a instantaneous switching of domains at the coercive field whereas the PZT(111) films showed smooth hysteresis loops as expected from our phenomenological calculations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||2 A|
|State||Published - Feb 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)