Properties of BaTiO3 thin films deposited by radiofrequency beam discharge assisted pulsed laser deposition

Stela Canulescu, G Dinescu, G Epurescu, DG Matei, C Grigoriu, F Craciun, P Verardi, M Dinescu

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BaTiO3 (Barium titanate, BTO) thin films were grown on Pt coated Si substrates by radiofrequency discharge assisted pulsed laser deposition (RF-PLD). A standard experimental set-up consisting in a pulsed YAG-Nd laser working at wavelength of 355 nm and incident fluence in the range of 2-3 J/cm(2) and assisted by a radio frequency plasma discharge (power RF of about 50-200 W in a O-2 gas flow ranged from 1 to 100 sccm) was used to produce films starting from a BTO ceramic target. Using a special configuration of radio frequency discharge, a beam of excited and/or ionized oxygen species was produced and directed toward the substrate: reactivity increases and oxygen vacancies in deposited thin films were effectively reduced, so thin films dielectric and ferroelectric properties were improved. High dielectric constant values (on the order of hundreds) with losses as low as 0.008-0.08 have been obtained: a comparison with films obtained without RF discharge has been carried out. (C) 2003 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Science & Engineering: B. Solid-state Materials for Advanced Technology
Issue number1-3
Pages (from-to)160-166
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • barium titanate
  • radiofrequency beam assisted pulsed laser deposition
  • dielectric spectroscopy
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Barium titanate
  • Dielectric spectroscopy
  • Radiofrequency beam assisted pulsed laser deposition
  • Amorphous films
  • Ceramic materials
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Dielectric properties
  • Metallorganic chemical vapor deposition
  • Micrometers
  • Permittivity
  • Piezoelectricity
  • Plasma applications
  • Pulsed laser deposition
  • Pyroelectricity
  • Silicon
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Laser molecular beam epitaxy (LMBE)
  • Plasma discharge
  • Radiofrequency beam
  • Thin films


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