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Chin. Phys. B, 2012, Vol. 21(6): 067701    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/21/6/067701

Optimized growth and dielectric properties of barium titanate thin films on polycrystalline Ni foils

Liang Wei-Zhenga, Ji Yan-Daa, Nan Tian-Xianga, Huang Jianga, Zeng Hui-Zhonga, Du Huia, Chen Chong-Linb c, Lin Yuana
a. State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices,University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China;
b. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249, USA;
c. Department of Physics and the Texas Center for Superconductivity, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204, USA
Abstract  Barium titanate (BTO) thin films were deposited on polycrystalline Ni foils by using the polymer assisted deposition (PAD) technique. The growth conditions including ambient and annealing temperatures were carefully optimized based on thermal dynamic analysis to control the oxidation processing and interdiffusion. Crystal structures, surface morphologies, and dielectric performance were examined and compared for BTO thin films annealed under different temperatures. Correlations between the fabrication conditions, microstructures, and dielectric properties were discussed. BTO thin films fabricated under the optimized conditions show good crystalline structure and promising dielectric properties with εr ~ 400 and tanδ <0.025 at 100 kHz. The data demonstrate that BTO films grown on polycrystalline Ni substrates by PAD are promising in device applications.
Keywords:  polymer assisted deposition      barium titanate      nickel foils      thin films      thermodynamics      dielectric properties  
Received:  22 February 2012      Revised:  28 February 2012      Published:  01 May 2012
PACS:  77.84.-s (Dielectric, piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and antiferroelectric materials)  
  77.55.fe (BaTiO3-based films)  
  77.55.Nv (Multiferroic/magnetoelectric films)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11028409 and 60976061) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (Grant No. ZYGX2009Z0001).
Corresponding Authors:  Lin Yuan     E-mail:

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Liang Wei-Zheng, Ji Yan-Da, Nan Tian-Xiang, Huang Jiang, Zeng Hui-Zhong, Du Hui, Chen Chong-Lin, Lin Yuan Optimized growth and dielectric properties of barium titanate thin films on polycrystalline Ni foils 2012 Chin. Phys. B 21 067701

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