Non-traditional solution routes to ferroelectric materials

Timothy J. Boyle*, Husam N. Al-Shareef, Catherine D. Buchheit, Randall T. Cygan, Duane Dimos, Mark A. Rodriguez, Brian Scott, Joseph W. Ziller

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Non-traditional precursor solutions for production of ferroelectric thin films have been developed for PXZT (X = L, N, S), SBT, and PMN systems. For PXZT and SBT, pyridine is a key solvent, wherein, it both solubilizes and reduces the reactivity of the individualcomponents of the solution. Further control of the final films has been obtained using novel tailor-made precursors to dictate their properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-223
Number of pages11
JournalIntegrated Ferroelectrics
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work supported by the United States Department of Energy under contract number DE-AC04-94AL85000. Santiia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockeed Martin Company, for the United !States Department of Energy.


  • Ferroelectric materials
  • PZT, PLZT, PNZT, PMN, SBT, alkoxide
  • Pyridine
  • Sol-gel
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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