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Growth and characterisation of lead zirconate titanate (30/70) thin films using TiO2 seeding for oxide ferroelectric-liquid crystal display application

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Shaw, CP, Roy, SS, Whatmore, RW, Gleeson, H, Huang, Z, Zhang, Q and Dunn, S (2001) Growth and characterisation of lead zirconate titanate (30/70) thin films using TiO2 seeding for oxide ferroelectric-liquid crystal display application. FERROELECTRICS, 256 . 159+. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The growth and characterisation of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) (30/70) thin films on indium tin oxide (ITO) coated glass, synthesised using a sol-gel/spin coating processing route, have been investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmitted electron microscopy (TEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Perovskite crystallised in a random orientation, and all unseeded films showed characteristically large (similar to5-10 mum diameter) rosette formations. Studies involving the use of a thin seeding layer of titanium (IV) oxide on the ITO surface, have shown promising results in increasing the seeding density of the perovskite without sacrificing the film's electrical properties. Incorporation of a TiO2 seeded PZT film into a small hybrid liquid crystal display has been done, and bulk alignment of the liquid crystal adjacent to poled regions of the PZT layer has been demonstrated which remained after the poling voltages were removed.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:14082
Deposited By:Dr Susanta Sinha Roy
Deposited On:07 Jun 2010 14:37
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 12:03

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