The ferroelectric property of Pb(Zrcursive chiTi1-x)O3 (PZT) films have been reported to be greatly dependent on the interfacial state between PZT and electrode. However, the interfacial state of this system is not studied well and much is not known. In this study, we investigated the effect of phase, compositional and interfacial states of PZT-Pt bi-layered thin film system on its electrical properties using X-ray diffractometer, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy and Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. The improvement of fatigue property after the post-anneal could be explained based on the space charge layer model. During the post-anneal, the decomposition of α-PbO2 phase was observed. This compensates the loss of Pb and O in PZT near the interface which can cause space charge accumulation and fatigue. And also the reduction of Pt oxide was observed which induces the ideal interface state.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry