Formation of nanoscale polarized domains in organic ferroelectric thin films by scanning force microscopy

Xinqi Chen*, Hirofumi Yamada, Toshihisa Horiuchi, Kazumi Matsushige, Paul S. Weiss

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Abstract

Scanning force microscopy was used to form nanometer-scale domains in P(VDF/TrFE) thin films by applying voltage pulses between a gold-coated cantilever and a conductive substrate. We demonstrated that a domain can be switched by applying a voltage with the opposite polarity. These results indicate that this ferroelectric copolymer is a promising material for high-density data storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-288
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume337
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Dipole
  • Domain
  • Ferroelectric
  • P(VDF/TrFE)
  • Polarization
  • SFM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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