Properties of Phase Transformation of Ferroelectric Thin Films with Surface Layers

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DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2011.29125   PDF   HTML   XML   4,242 Downloads   7,640 Views   Citations

Abstract

Using the generalized Ginzburg-Landau-Devonshire theory, the characteristics of phase transformation of a ferroelectric thin film with surface layers are investigated. We study the effect of the surface layer on the properties (coercive field, critical thickness) of a ferroelectric thin film. Our theoretical results show that the surface layer is likely to answer for the emergence of phase transformation.

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L. Cui, X. Xu, J. Che, Z. He, H. Xue and T. Lv, "Properties of Phase Transformation of Ferroelectric Thin Films with Surface Layers," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 2 No. 9, 2011, pp. 1037-1040. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2011.29125.

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