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Hybrid-improper ferroelectric behavior in Ba3SiO/Ba3GeO oxide antiperovskite superlattices

  • Andrés Camilo Garcia-CastroEmail author
  • Jorge Hernan Quintero Orozco
  • Carlos José Paez Gonzalez
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Abstract

Here, we present a theoretical study of the hybrid-improper ferroelectric (HIF) behavior at the [001] (Ba3SiO)1/(Ba3GeO)1 superlattices. Then, by means of first-principles calculations, we have investigated the structural and vibrational modes that allows the existence of the trilinear coupling phenomenon in this antiperovskite oxide heterostructure. The latter coupling, leading to a ferroelectric character in this system. Finally, we show the xy biaxial strain influence into the structure and the ferroelectricity, achieving an enhancement of the spontaneous polarization through this control parameter.

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Solid State and Materials 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics, cimbios Research Group, Universidad Industrial de SantanderBucaramangaColombia
  2. 2.School of Physics, ficomaco Research Group, Universidad Industrial de SantanderBucaramangaColombia

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