Stability of 71° stripe domains in epitaxial BiFeO 3 films upon repeated electrical switching

Florian Johann, Alessio Morelli, Ionela Vrejoiu

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Abstract

The 71° stripe domain patterns of epitaxial BiFeO 3 thin films are frequently being explored to achieve new functional properties, dissimilar from the BiFeO 3 bulk properties. We show that in-plane switching and out-of-plane switching of these domains behave very differently. In the in-plane configuration the domains are very stable, whereas in the out-of-plane configuration the domains change their size and patterns, depending on the applied switching voltage frequency.

LanguageEnglish
Pages2278-2286
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Volume249
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012

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Keywords

  • BiFeO
  • Domain walls
  • Ferroelectric domains
  • Multiferroics
  • Polarization switching

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Johann, Florian ; Morelli, Alessio ; Vrejoiu, Ionela. / Stability of 71° stripe domains in epitaxial BiFeO 3 films upon repeated electrical switching. 2012 ; Vol. 249, No. 11. pp. 2278-2286.
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