Volume 108, Number 4, November 2014
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||24 November 2014|
Anomalies of piezoelectric coefficients in barium titanate thin films
1 Southern Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences - Rostov-on-Don, 344006, Russia
2 Southern Federal University - Rostov-on-Don, 344090, Russia
3 CNRS, CEMHTI UPR 3079, University of Orléans- F-45071 Orléans, France
Received: 15 September 2014
Accepted: 3 November 2014
Modeling of electromechanical devices involves the use of different material coefficients, whose measurement is a difficult task, especially when the problem concerns thin films. Required coefficients of thin films could be found theoretically, using known values of the bulk constants. Electromechanical coefficients of barium titanate thin films are still unknown; therefore, it is expedient to carry out their calculations. We give here the full set of electromechanical coefficients of barium titanate thin films for the whole range of technologically available misfit strains. In the present paper, piezoelectric coefficients as functions of a misfit strain were calculated. It was revealed that piezoelectric coefficients exhibit anomalies at phase boundaries and inside the monoclinic r-phase as well. The obtained results allow finding the required values of the thin-film parameters, varying the misfit strain.
PACS: 77.65.-j – Piezoelectricity and electromechanical effects / 68.60.Bs – Mechanical and acoustical properties / 77.55.-g – Dielectric thin films
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