Piezoelectric Properties of Ferroelectric Epitaxial Films with High Curie Temperature

Takeshi Yoshimura, Susan Trolier-McKinstry

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The ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of Pb(Yb1/2Nb1/2)O3-PbTiO3 (PYbN-PT) and BiScO3-PbTiO3 (BiScO3-PT) epitaxial films were investigated. The PYbN-PT(50/50) and BiScO3-PT(50/50) films showed a curie temperature near 380 and 450 °C, respectively. For 1 μm-thick PYbN-PT epitaxial films, the highest remanent polarization (29 μC/cm2) and effective piezoelectric coefficient e31,f (-14 C/m2) were observed in the (001) PYbN-PT (50/50) film. A 3 μm-thick (001) PYbN-PT (50/50) film exhibited a higher e31,f coefficient of -19 C/m2. (001) BiScO3-PT epitaxial films also had well saturated hysteresis loops with a remanent polarization of 36 μC/cm2. The e31,f piezoelectric coefficient was -9 C/m2. The obtained piezoelectric properties of BiScO3-PT films were comparable to that of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 or relaxor ferroelectric-PbTiO3 films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Sensors and Micromachines
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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