2017-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2017 Volume 8: Surfaces and Interfaces(SISAM), Composite, Ceramic and Nanomaterials

Editors:Kongoli F, Braems I, Demange V, Dubois JM, Pech-Canul M, Patino CL, Fumio O
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2017
Pages:249 pages
ISBN:978-1-987820-75-1
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Assessing Ferroelectricity at the Nanoscale Using Techniques Derived from Atomic Force Microscopy

    Brice Gautier1; Simon MARTIN1; David ALBERTINI1; Nicolas BABOUX1;
    1INSTITUT DES NANOTECHNOLOGIES DE LYON / INSA DE LYON, VILLEURBANNE, France;
    Type of Paper: Plenary
    Id Paper: 239
    Topic: 42

    Abstract:

    Assessing ferroelectricity in thin films or single crystals is of crucial importance whenever these materials are to be integrated in electronic devices for applications to e.g. memories, low consumption transistors or sensors. For all these applications, it has become mandatory to measure ferroelectricity at the nanoscale. One of the most popular tools to do so is Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) which is derived from Atomic force Microscopy (AFM), and allows to map ferroelectric domains, to obtain hysteresis loops at the nanoscale as well as to write domains by the application of voltages between the tip and the sample. We describe in this communication the capabilities of such a technique. But since several years, PFM has lead to severe misinterpretations because some non-ferroelectric layers have lead to perfect PFM images and loops. We will explain the origins of these misinterpretatations and propose an alternative method based on current measurements (nano-PUND), which seems to be more powerful and less sensitive to artefacts than PFM when ferroelectricity has to be assessed.

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    Advanced materials; Surfaces and interfaces;

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    Gautier B, MARTIN S, ALBERTINI D, BABOUX N. (2017). Assessing Ferroelectricity at the Nanoscale Using Techniques Derived from Atomic Force Microscopy. In Kongoli F, Braems I, Demange V, Dubois JM, Pech-Canul M, Patino CL, Fumio O (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2017 Volume 8: Surfaces and Interfaces(SISAM), Composite, Ceramic and Nanomaterials (pp. 112-113). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach