Wafer-Scale Single-Crystalline Ferroelectric Perovskite Nanorod Arrays

Min Gyu Kang, Seul Yi Lee, Deepam Maurya, Christopher Winkler, Hyun Cheol Song, Robert B. Moore, Mohan Sanghadasa, Shashank Priya

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1D ferroelectric nanostructures are promising for enhanced ferroelectric and piezoelectric performance on the nanoscale, however, their synthesis at the wafer scale using industrially compatible processes is challenging. In order to advance the nanostructure-based electronics, it is imperative to develop a silicon-compatible growth technique yielding high volumetric density and an ordered arrangement. Here, a major breakthrough is provided in addressing this need and ordered and close-packed single crystalline ferroelectric nanorod arrays, of composition PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 (PZT), grown on commercial grade 3 in. silicon wafer are demonstrated. PZT nanorods exhibit enhanced piezoelectric and ferroelectric performance compared to thin films of similar dimensions. Sandwich structured architecture utilizing 1D PZT nanorod arrays and 2D reduced graphene oxide thin film electrodes is fabricated to provide electrical connection. Combined, these results offer a clear pathway toward integration of ferroelectric nanodevices with commercial silicon electronics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1701542
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number29
StatePublished - Aug 4 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Electrochemistry
  • Biomaterials


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