Ferroelectric lead zirconate titanate and barium titanate nanotubes

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

Integrated Ferroelectrics, Volume 59, p.1513-1520 (2003)

Abstract:

Wetting of the pore walls of porous templates is a simple and convenient method to prepare nanotubes. Ferroelectric lead zirconate titanate and barium titanate nanotubes were fabricated by wetting of porous silicon templates of polymeric precursors. The ferro- and piezoelectric properties of an individual ferroelectric either of a PZT or a BaTiO3 nanotube were electrically characterized by measuring the local piezoelectric hysteresis. A sharp switching at the coercive voltage of about 2 V was shown from the hysterisis loop. The corresponding effective remnant piezoelectric coefficient is about 90 pm/V. We also expect that free-standing ferroelectric nanotubes obtained by partial etching of the silicon template will be used as building blocks of miniaturized devices and can have a significant impact in the field of nano-electromechanical systems.

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