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Invited Lecture

Declamping in Lead Magnesium Niobate – Lead Titanate Films

Wednesday (07.06.2017)
19:40 - 20:20 Förde II + III
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R. Keech,1 L. Ye,2 J.L. Bosse,2 G. Esteves,3 J, Guerrier,3 J. L. Jones,3 M. A. Kuroda,4 B.D. Huey,2 and S. Trolier-McKinstry1

1Dept. Materials Sci. & Eng., and Materials Res. Inst., University Park, PA, USA

2 Dept. Materials Sci. & Eng., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

3 Dept. Materials Sci. & Eng., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

3 Dept. Physics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

Piezoelectronic Transistors provide a potential CMOS replacement, but necessitate finely patterned, thin piezoelectric films with excellent piezoelectric response. This paper will discuss growth and characterization of both epitaxial and highly {001}-oriented lead magnesium niobate – lead titanate (PMN-PT) thin films for this application. It was found that both film types exhibited similar, thickness-independent high-field ?r of ~300 with highly crystalline electrode/dielectric interfaces. Irreversible domain wall motion is the major contributor to the overall dielectric response and its thickness dependence. In clamped epitaxial films the irreversible Rayleigh coefficients reduced 85% upon decreasing thickness from 350 to 100 nm. The effective interfacial layers are found to contribute to the measured thickness dependence in d33,f measured by X-ray diffraction. High field piezoelectric characterization revealed a field-induced rhombohedral to tetragonal phase transition in epitaxial films. Using optical and electron beam lithography combined with reactive ion etching, the PMN-PT films were systematically patterned down to lateral feature sizes of 200 nm in spatial scale with nearly vertical sidewalls. Upon lateral scaling, there was an increase in both small and large signal dielectric properties, including a doubling of the relative permittivity in structures with width-to-thickness aspect ratios of 0.7.  The longitudinal piezoelectric coefficient, d33,f, was interrogated as a function of position across the patterned structures by finite element modeling, piezoresponse force microscopy, and nanoprobe synchrotron X-ray diffraction. It was found that d33,f increased from the clamped value of 40-50 pm/V to ~160 pm/V at the free sidewall under 200 kV/cm excitation. The sidewalls partially declamped the piezoelectric response 500-600 nm into the patterned structure, raising the piezoelectric response at the center of features with lateral dimensions less than 1 ?m (3:1 width to thickness aspect ratio). The normalized data from all three characterization techniques are in excellent agreement.



Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry
The Pennsylvania State University