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, Volume 114, Issue 2, pp 367–372 | Cite as

Enhanced electrical and ferroelectric properties in a multiferroic (BiFeO3/Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3)3/LaNiO3 superlattices structure

  • X. Q. Cheng
  • J. MiaoEmail author
  • S. Z. Wu
  • F. Shao
  • L. Q. Guo
  • X. G. Xu
  • Y. Jiang
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Artificial multiferroic superlattices (SL), consisting of BiFeO3 (16 nm)/Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 (5 nm) (BFO/BNT SL), were grown on (001) SrTiO3 single crystal by pulsed laser deposition method. The cross-sectional, surface morphology, and crystallographic structure of BFO/BNT SL and BFO single layer were investigated. It was found that the electrical, ferroelectric, and magnetic properties of BFO/BNT SL exhibit a remarkably enhancement compared with BFO single layer. The influence of BNT buffering layer, lattice strain, and interfaces interplay of the SL structure are supposed to benefit their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. Our works suggested the BFO/BNT SL with an improved multiferroic characteristics have a promising application for the future informational storage devices.


BiFeO3 Bottom Electrode Leakage Current Density LaNiO3 Space Charge Limited Current 
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This work was supported by National Basic Research Program of China (No. 2012CB932702), Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation (No. 2122037), the NSFC (No.11174031), PCSIRT, and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • X. Q. Cheng
    • 1
  • J. Miao
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Z. Wu
    • 1
  • F. Shao
    • 1
  • L. Q. Guo
    • 2
  • X. G. Xu
    • 1
  • Y. Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.Corrosion and Protection Center, Key Laboratory of Environmental Fracture (Ministry of Education)University of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina

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