Stability of 71 degrees stripe domains in epitaxial BiFeO3 films upon repeated electrical switching

Florian Johann, Alessio Morelli, Ionela Vrejoiu*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2278-2286
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica status solidi b-Basic solid state physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


  • BiFeO3
  • domain walls
  • ferroelectric domains
  • multiferroics
  • polarization switching

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