Sol-gel processing of oriented PbTiO3 thin films with lead acetylacetonate as the lead precursor

Ulagaraj Selvaraj, Alamanda V. Prasadarao, Sridhar Komarneni

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Sol-gel lead titanate thin films were spin-coated onto MgO(100), platinum-coated silicon, SrTiO3(211) and SrTiO3(100) substrates. This method utilizes lead acetylacetonate as the lead precursor instead of the widely used lead acetate trihydrate, along with titanium iso-propoxide. The use of lead acetylacetonate yielded a more stable precursor solution as compared to that of lead acetate trihydrate. Lead titanate crystallized at a temperature as low as 425°C, which is considerably lower than the Curie temperature. Films deposited on various substrates and annealed at 425°C showed different orientations. Typical microstructure studies indicated the presence of submicrometer grains of the order of 0.1 μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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