Oriented ferroelectric thin films on soluble substrates

Stacey W. Boland, Sossina M. Haile*

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Free-standing oriented ferroelectric thin films are desired to facilitate mechanical and electrical testing, and TEM analysis. Towards this goal, we present here preliminary results of efforts towards producing oriented lead barium titanate thin films on water soluble substrates. Lead barium titanate ferroelectric thin films were deposited on soluble substrates using a sol-gel deposition process. Films deposited on LiF were highly-oriented, though a minority of other phases was present, possibly due to titanium diffusion into the substrate. Films deposited on NaCl (111) exhibited randomly-oriented phase-pure lead barium titanate, whereas films deposited on NaCl(100) showed some preferred (001/100)-orientation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalIntegrated Ferroelectrics
StatePublished - 2005
EventSymposium on Ferroelectricity and Piezoelectricity, IMRC 2004 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Aug 22 2004Aug 26 2004


  • Ferroelectric thin films
  • LiF
  • NaCl
  • Soluble substrates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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