Controlling crystallinity and crystal orientation of PbTiO3 and Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 thin films by introducing different seed layers

Kazuo Shinozaki, Nobuo Yokomura, Takuyoshi Ito, Takanori Kiguchi, Naoki Wakiya, Nobuyasu Mizutani

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The introduction of various seed layers produced thin films with different properties on the same substrate. PbTiO3 (PT) and Pb (Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (PZT) thin films with different crystallinities, crystal orientations and phases were successively fabricated on Nb doped SrTiO3 (Nb-ST) and Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si (Pt/Si) substrates, respectively, by introducing the SiO2 and TiO2 seed layers using a chemical solution deposition process. The optimum processing conditions for each combination of film, substrate and seed layers were examined from the viewpoint of the compatibility of the target film formation and the patterning process for realizing different cells on the same substrate. The c-axis oriented epitaxial PT film was formed on the Nb-ST substrate. By introducing TiO2 and SiO2 thin layers onto the Nb-ST substrate, the polycrystalline PT and amorphous film with PT composition were obtained, respectively. The (111) oriented PZT film, and the pyrochlore phase and PZT (110) were formed on Pt/Si without and with the SiO2 seed layer, respectively. Combining the introduction of the seed layers and the photolithography technique, we succeeded in fabricating the thin films with different cells having various electrical properties on the same substrates. In the Pt/PZT/(with and without seed layer)/Pt/Si system, 200 μmφ cells with ferroelectricity or dielectric properties were obtained on the same substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-367
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1281
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Dielectric
  • Ferroelectricity
  • Nb doped SrTiO
  • PT
  • PZT
  • Pb(Zr, Ti) O
  • PbTiO
  • Pt/Si
  • Seed layer
  • Thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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