Interplay of Octahedral Tilts and Polar Order in BiFeO3 Films

Young-Min Kim, Amit Kumar, Alison Hatt, Anna N Morozovska, Alexander Tselev, Michael D Biegalski, Ilya Ivanov, Eugene A Eliseev, Stephen J Pennycook, James M Rondinelli, Sergei V Kalinin, Albina Y Borisevich

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Heterointerface stabilization of a distinct nonpolar BiFeO3 phase occurs simultaneously with changes in octahedral tilts. The resulting phase arises via suppression of polarization by a structural order parameter and can thus be identified as anti-ferroelectric (Fe displacements - bottom panel). The phase is metastable and can be switched into a polar ferroelectric state (top panel) under an applied electric bias.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2497-2504
JournalAdvanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
Issue number17
Early online date18 Apr 2013
Publication statusPublished - 07 May 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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