標題: Atomic mechanism of polarization-controlled surface reconstruction in ferroelectric thin films
作者: Gao, Peng
Liu, Heng-Jui
Huang, Yen-Lin
Chu, Ying-Hao
Ishikawa, Ryo
Feng, Bin
Jiang, Ying
Shibata, Naoya
Wang, En-Ge
Ikuhara, Yuichi
材料科學與工程學系
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
公開日期: 1-Apr-2016
摘要: At the ferroelectric surface, the broken translational symmetry induced bound charge should significantly alter the local atomic configurations. Experimentally revealing the atomic structure of ferroelectric surface, however, is very challenging due to the strong spatial variety between nano-sized domains, and strong interactions between the polarization and other structural parameters. Here, we study surface structures of Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O-3 thin film by using the annular bright-field imaging. We find that six atomic layers with suppressed polarization and a charged 180 degrees domain wall are at negatively poled surfaces, no reconstruction exists at positively poled surfaces, and seven atomic layers with suppressed polarization and a charged 90 degrees domain wall exist at nominally neutral surfaces in ferroelastic domains. Our results provide critical insights into engineering ferroelectric thin films, fine grain ceramics and surface chemistry devices. The state-of-the-art methodology demonstrated here can greatly advance our understanding of surface science for oxides.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11318
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/133670
ISSN: 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11318
期刊: NATURE COMMUNICATIONS
Volume: 7
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