BiFeO3 Films Doped in the A or B Sites: Effects on the Structural and Morphological Properties

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Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) has been applied to the fabrication of BiFeO3 films undoped and doped with Ba or Ti on SrTiO3 (100) and YSZ (100) substrates. The films have been deposited using a multi-metal source, consisting of the Bi(phenyl)3, Fe(tmhd)3 and Ba(hfa)2┬Ětetraglyme or Ti(tmhd)2(O-iPr)2 (phenyl = −C6H5, H-tmhd = 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptandione; O-iPr = iso-propoxide; H-hfa = 1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoro-2,4-pentanedione; tetraglyme = CH3O(CH2CH2O)4CH3) precursor mixture. The structural and morphological characterization of films has been carried out using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). Chemical compositional studies have been performed by energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis. Structural and morphological characterizations point to the formation of homo- geneous and flat surfaces for both undoped and doped BiFeO3 films.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 2011

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