Low symmetry monoclinic MC phase in epitaxial BiFeO3 thin films on LaSrAlO4 substrates

Zuhuang Chen*, Zhenlin Luo, Yajun Qi, Ping Yang, Shuxiang Wu, Chuanwei Huang, Tom Wu, Junling Wang, Chen Gao, Thirumany Sritharan, Lang Chen

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We reported that the tetragonal-like phase identified in strained epitaxial BiFeO3 films on a (001) LaSrAlO4 single crystal substrates is monoclinic MC, based on high resolution synchrotron x-ray studies and piezoresponse force microscopy measurements. This M C phase has different symmetry with the rhombohedral-like monoclinic MA phase found in BiFeO3 films grown on low mismatch SrTiO3 substrates. Transmission electron microscopy revealed that the films on LaSrAlO4 substrates have a high crystalline quality and coherent interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number242903
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 13 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
L.C. acknowledges the support from Nanyang Technological University and Ministry of Education of Singapore under Project No. AcRF RG 21/07 and ARC 16/08. The authors thank beamline BL14B1 (SSRF) for providing the beam time.

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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