Orientation control of Sr0.7Bi2.3Ta2O9+α thin films by chemical liquid deposition

Ichiro Koiwa*, Takao Kanehara, Juro Mita, Toshiyuki Iwabuchi, Tetsuya Osaka, Sachiko Ono

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The orientation of Sr0.7Bi2.3Ta2O9+α (SBT) films, which are layer-type bismuth compounds, was controlled by varying the Sr-source. In this paper, the effect of crystal orientation on film characteristics is described. The crystal orientation of the SBT ferroelectric films did not affect the surface morphology, leakage current or fatigue characteristics, but it did affect the shape of the hysteresis loop (polarization) and the window value of the C-V characteristics when the films were connected to a metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) diode. Although a complete c-axis orientation film with a stoichiometry of SrBi2Ta2O9 shows no spontaneous polarization in general, the highly c-axis orientated Sr0.7Bi2.3Ta2O9+α film in this study showed some spontaneous polarization. The polarization values are larger than the expected by considering orientation alone. A deviation from stoichiometry resulted in an increase made in the polarization along the c-axis. Therefore, control of the crystal orientation and composition of SBT films is quite an important factor in actual applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1597-1601
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number3 SUPPL. B
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar


  • Chemical liquid deposition
  • Ferroelectric thin film
  • Mixed alkoxide solution
  • Orientation control
  • Spontaneous polarization along c-axis
  • SrBiTaO (SBT) thin film
  • Stoichiometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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