The effect of PtxPb intermetallic metastable phase on the crystal orientation in PZT thin films

  • Mi Xiao
  • Weikang Zhang
  • Zebin Zhang
  • Ping Zhang


In this paper, the crystal orientations of Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (PZT) thin films prepared by sol–gel method were investigated by using various initial annealing temperature in the modified annealing process. The films were put directly into the muffle furnace when the temperature reached at 300–500 °C, it’s clear that this modified annealing process made the PZT films presented better (111)-orientation. A PtxPb intermetallic metastable phase was observed by X-ray diffraction, which is considered to be connected with the promotion of the (111) preferred orientation. The PZT thin film with 400 °C initial annealing temperature has the maximum (111) diffraction intensity, remanent polarization and dielectric constant.


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  1. 1.School of Electronic and Information Engineering and Key Laboratory of Advanced Ceramics and Machining Technology of Ministry of EducationTianjin UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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