The effects of solvent on the properties of sol-gel derived PZT thin films

Ji Yun Jung, Woo Sik Kim, Hyung Ho Park, Tae Song Kim

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The effects of various solvents on the material properties of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) thin films were investigated. PZT films have been made from alkoxide precursor by sol-gel method using four kinds of solvent (2-methoxyethanol, iso-propyl alcohol, ethanol, and methanol). It was found that phase formation temperature decreases as molecular weight of solvent decreases. And the stock solution using light alcohol such as ethanol or methanol induced decrease of grain size and increase of (111) preferred orientation in PZT films. Furthermore, remnant polarization value was also decreased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-334
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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