High-density ferroelectric recording using diamond probe by scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy

Hirokazu Takahashi, Astushi Onoe, Takahito Ono, Yasuo Cho, Masayoshi Esashi

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In this paper, we report the development of a diamond multiprobe for ultrahigh-density ferroelectric data storage based on scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy (SNDM), which is a technique for determining polarized directions in ferroelectric domains by measuring a nonlinear dielectric constant with an electrical inductance-capacitance (LC) resonator. SNDM has the capability of both reading and writing nanosized polarized ferroelectric domain information at a high speed, since the SNDM technique is a purely electrical method. Boron-doped diamond synthesized by hot-filament chemical vapor deposition is chosen as a conductive and robust probe material. The diamond probes are fabricated using a combination of the silicon lost-mold technique and selective growth. We present the fabrication of the diamond multiprobe and data storage experiments using a ferroelectric LiTaO3 thin film. It is demonstrated that the boron-doped diamond probe can be used for data storage based on SNDM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1530-1533
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number3 A
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 8


  • Data storage
  • Diamond
  • Ferroelectric
  • Scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy


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