Voltage-dependent domain evolution in La0.89Sr0.11MnO3 single crystals by Piezoresponse Force Microscopy
authors Panwar, N; Coondoo, I; Kholkin, AL
nationality International
author keywords Manganite; Ferroelectric domains; Piezoresponse Force Microscopy
keywords THIN-FILMS
abstract Bias voltage dependent domain dynamics have been investigated on the surface of La0.89Sr0.11MnO3 (LSMO-0.11) single crystals by Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM). The created domain size increases with both the amplitude and duration of the bias voltage pulse. It is observed that domain growth takes place following an activated process wherein the domain wall interacts with the defects (e.g. oxygen vacancies) resulting from the high electric field under the PFM tip. Fractal analysis, based on the interaction of the domain boundary with the defects, provides the Hausdorff fractal dimension value similar to 1.3, lower than that usually observed for solid-state crystalline ferroelectrics indicating a smaller correlation length value for LSMO-0.11 crystal. These studies reveal a clear potential of LSMO for new memory devices based on ferroelectric-like domain states in manganites. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
issn 0038-1098
year published 2013
volume 164
beginning page 38
ending page 41
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.ssc.2013.04.008
web of science category Physics, Condensed Matter
subject category Physics
unique article identifier WOS:000320074000008
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