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Materials 2014, 7(9), 6377-6485; doi:10.3390/ma7096377

Ultrathin Ferroelectric Films: Growth, Characterization, Physics and Applications

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State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
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Micro & Nano Physics and Mechanics Research Laboratory, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
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Received: 29 April 2014 / Revised: 31 July 2014 / Accepted: 8 August 2014 / Published: 11 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ultra Thin Ferroic Materials)

Abstract

Ultrathin ferroelectric films are of increasing interests these years, owing to the need of device miniaturization and their wide spectrum of appealing properties. Recent advanced deposition methods and characterization techniques have largely broadened the scope of experimental researches of ultrathin ferroelectric films, pushing intensive property study and promising device applications. This review aims to cover state-of-the-art experimental works of ultrathin ferroelectric films, with a comprehensive survey of growth methods, characterization techniques, important phenomena and properties, as well as device applications. The strongest emphasis is on those aspects intimately related to the unique phenomena and physics of ultrathin ferroelectric films. Prospects and challenges of this field also have been highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: ultrathin ferroelectric films; growth methods; characterization techniques; phenomena and properties; applications ultrathin ferroelectric films; growth methods; characterization techniques; phenomena and properties; applications
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Wang, Y.; Chen, W.; Wang, B.; Zheng, Y. Ultrathin Ferroelectric Films: Growth, Characterization, Physics and Applications. Materials 2014, 7, 6377-6485.

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