Single Grained PZT Array Fabricated by Physical Etching of Pt Bottom Electrode

  • Park, Eung-Chul (School of Material Science and Engineering Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Jang-Sik (School of Material Science and Engineering Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Kwang-Ho (School of Material Science and Engineering Seoul National University) ;
  • Park, Jung-Ho (School of Material Science and Engineering Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Byung-Il (School of Material Science and Engineering Seoul National University)
  • Published : 2000.03.01


Ta-doped PZT thin films prepared by reactive co-sputtering method could be transformed into single grained perovskite structure utilizing physical etching of Pt bottom electrode. It is found that PZT perovskite phase on damaged (111) Pt electrode by IMD was more easily crystallized than random oriented Pt electrode and less crystallized than (111) Pt electrode. This shows that amorphized Pt electrode surface by IMD process has an effect on crystallization of PZT perovskite phase. 40$\mu\textrm{m}\times40\mu\textrm{m}$ square shape single grain PZT array could be obtained utilizing the difference of incubation time for nucleation of rosettes between ion damaged Pt and (111) oriented Pt electrode. Single grained PZT thin films show low leakage current density of $1\times10^{-7}$ A/$\textrm{cm}^2$ and high break down field of 440kV/cm. The loss of remanent polarization after $10^{11}$ cycles was less than 15% of initial value.


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