Thin films of ferroelectric oxides, particularly BaTiO3 and its solid state solution with SrTiO3, hold the possiblity of use in microelectronic, electrooptic, and nonlinear optic applications. Many of these applications require thin films that are textured or epitaxial. Synthesis of these ferroelectrics has centered on physical vapor deposition techniques such as magnetron sputtering, molecular beam epitaxy, laser ablation, and activated reactive evaporation. An alternative, powerful approach is metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). This deposition method has produced films of BaTiO3 with ferroelectric, electro-optic, and nonlinear optical properties approaching that of bulk.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Annual Review of Materials Science|
|State||Published - 1995|
- Barium strontium titanate
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)