Artificial design for new ferroelectrics using nanosheet-architectonics concept

Yoon Hyun Kim, Lei Dong, Minoru Osada, Bao Wen Li, Yasuo Ebina, Takayoshi Sasaki

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    Control over the emergence of ferroelectric order remains a fundamental challenge for the rational design of artificial materials with novel properties. Here we report a new strategy for artificial design of layered perovskite ferroelectrics by using oxide nanosheets (high-k dielectric Ca<inf>2</inf>Nb<inf>3</inf>O<inf>10</inf> and insulating Ti<inf>0.87</inf>O<inf>2</inf>) as a building block. We approached the preparation of superlattice films by a layer-by-layer assembly involving Langmuir-Blodgett deposition. The artificially fabricated (Ti<inf>0.87</inf>O<inf>2</inf>/Ca<inf>2</inf>Nb<inf>3</inf>O<inf>10</inf>)<inf>2</inf>(Ti<inf>0.87</inf>O<inf>2</inf>) superlattices are structurally unique, which is not feasible to create in the bulk form. By such an artificial structuring, we found that (Ti<inf>0.87</inf>O<inf>2</inf>/Ca<inf>2</inf>Nb<inf>3</inf>O<inf>10</inf>)<inf>2</inf>(Ti<inf>0.87</inf>O<inf>2</inf>) superlattices possess a new form of interface coupling, which gives rise to ferroelectricity with a good fatigue-free characteristic. Considering the flexibility of self-assembled nanosheet interfaces, this technique provides a route to synthesize a new kind of layered ferroelectric oxides.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number244001
    Issue number24
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 19



    • oxide nanosheets, nanoarchitectonics, artificial superlattice, layer-by-layer assembly ferroelectricity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Bioengineering
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Materials Science(all)

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    Kim, Y. H., Dong, L., Osada, M., Li, B. W., Ebina, Y., & Sasaki, T. (2015). Artificial design for new ferroelectrics using nanosheet-architectonics concept. Nanotechnology, 26(24), [244001].