The 71 degrees stripe domain patterns of epitaxial BiFeO3 thin films are frequently being explored to achieve new functional properties, dissimilar from the BiFeO3 bulk properties. We show that in-plane switching and out-of-plane switching of these domains behave very differently. In the in-plane configuration the domains are very stable, whereas in the out-of-plane configuration the domains change their size and patterns, depending on the applied switching voltage frequency.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Physica status solidi b-Basic solid state physics|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2012|
- domain walls
- ferroelectric domains
- polarization switching