Engineered interfaces of artificial perovskite oxide superlattices via nanosheet deposition process

Bao Wen Li, Minoru Osada*, Tadashi C. Ozawa, Yasuo Ebina, Kosho Akatsuka, Renzhi Ma, Hiroshi Funakubo, Takayoshi Sasaki

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Combining different materials into desired superlattice structures can produce new electronic states at the interface and the opportunity to create artificial materials with novel properties. Here we introduce a new, rather unexpected, and yet simple way to such a superlattice assembly of perovskite oxides: in the Dion-Jacobson phase, a model system of layered perovskites, high-quality bicolor perovskite superlattices (LaNb2O 7)nL(Ca2Nb3O10) nC are successfully fabricated by a layer-by-layer assembly using two different perovskite nanosheets (LaNb2O7 and Ca 2Nb3O10) as a building block. The artificially fabricated (LaNb2O7/Ca2Nb3O 10) superlattices are structurally unique, which is not feasible to create in the bulk form. By such an artificial structuring, we found that (LaNb2O7/Ca2Nb3O10) superlattices possess a new form of interface coupling, which gives rise to ferroelectricity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6673-6680
Number of pages8
JournalACS Nano
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 23
Externally publishedYes


  • Artificial superlattice
  • Ferroelectricity
  • Layer-by-layer assembly
  • Perovskite nanosheets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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