Characteristics and applications of Sr-modified ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O 3 thin films

K. B. Lee, Byeong Kwon Ju, Seshu B. Desu

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We have investigated the structural and electrical properties of Sr-modified Pb(Zr,Ti)O 3, i.e., (Pb 1-xSr x)(Zr 0.53Ti 0.47)O 3 (PSZT), thin films. Sol-gel derived PSZT films were deposited by spin casting onto Pt/Ti/SiO 2/Si substrates. Ferroelectric perovskite phases were found for all specimens (x ≤ 0.6), which implied the successful substitution of Sr for Pb. The values of dielectric constant (ε r) as well as remanent polarization (P r) of PSZT capacitors decreases monotonically with increasing Sr for x ≥ 0.1. PSZT (x=0.4) thin film was found to be applicable to high permittivity films for high density dynamic random access memories, whose P r and ε r are 5 μC/cm 2 and 350, respectively, and leakage current density is low as 1×10 -7 A/cm 2 at a electric field of 100 kV/cm. In this paper, we also discuss the characteristics of Sr-modified PbTiO 3 thin films.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventFerroelectric Thin Films VIII - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1999 Nov 291999 Dec 2


OtherFerroelectric Thin Films VIII
CityBoston, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Lee, K. B., Ju, B. K., & Desu, S. B. (2000). Characteristics and applications of Sr-modified ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O 3 thin films In Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 596, pp. 235-240). Materials Research Society.