Strain-driven phase transitions and associated dielectric/piezoelectric anomalies in BiFeO3 thin films

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Journal Article


IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Volume 39, Number 3, p.1049-1053 (1993)


Strain-driven phase transitions and related intrinsic polarization, dielectric, and piezoelectric properties for single-domain films were studied for BiFeO3 using phenomenological Landau-Devonshire theory. A stable and mixed structure between tetragonal and rhombohedral-like (monoclinic) phases is predicted at a compressive misfit strain of um = -0.0382 without an energy barrier. For a tensile misfit strain of um = O.0272, another phase transition between the monoclinic and orthorhombic phases was predicted with sharply high dielectric and piezoelectric responses. © 2010 American Institute of Physics


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