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Multilayer Bi1.5Zn1.0Nb1.5O7/Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3/Bi1.5Zn1.0Nb1.5O7 thin films for tunable microwave applications

Singh, Jitendra and Krupanidhi, SB (2011) Multilayer Bi1.5Zn1.0Nb1.5O7/Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3/Bi1.5Zn1.0Nb1.5O7 thin films for tunable microwave applications. In: Applied Surface Science, 257 (6). pp. 2214-2217.

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Bi1.5Zn1.0Nb1.5O7/Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3/Bi1.5Zn1.0Nb1.5O7 tunable multilayer thin film has been fabricated by pulsed laser ablation and characterized. Phase composition and microstructure of multilayer films were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The film has very smooth surface with RMS roughness of 1.5-2nm and grain size of 100-150 nm. Total film thickness has been measure to be 375 nm. The BZN thin films at 300 K, on Pt(1 1 1)/SiO2/Si substrate showed zero-field dielectric constant of 105 and dielectric loss tangent of 0.002 at frequency of 0.1 MHz. Thin films annealed at 700 degrees C shows the dielectric tunability of 18% with biasing field 500 kV/cm at 0.1 MHz. The multilayer thin film shows nonferroelectric behavior at room temperature. The good physical and electrical properties of multilayer thin films make them promising candidate for tunable microwave device applications. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Pulsed laser deposition; Perovskite; Dielectric materials; Ferroelectric materials
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2011 06:23
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2011 06:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35838

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