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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2010, Article ID 756319, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/756319
Research Article

Pulsed Laser Deposition of BaTiO3 Thin Films on Different Substrates

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, 306 Holden Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA

Received 31 December 2009; Accepted 11 March 2010

Academic Editor: Christian Brosseau

Copyright © 2010 Yaodong Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We have studied the deposition of BaTiO3 (BTO) thin films on various substrates. Three representative substrates were selected from different types of material systems: (i) SrTiO3 single crystals as a typical oxide, (ii) Si wafers as a semiconductor, and (iii) Ni foils as a magnetostrictive metal. We have compared the ferroelectric properties of BTO thin films obtained by pulsed laser deposition on these diverse substrates.