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Ferroelectric Lithium Niobate Surfaces for Depositions of Metallic Nanostructure and ZnO Semiconducting Thin Film


Abstract A distinct characteristic of ferroelectric materials is the existence of a reversible spontaneous polarization with the application of an electric field. The relevant properties ferroelectric lithium niobate surfaces include a low density of defects and external screening of the bound polarization charge. These properties result in unique surface electric field distribution with a strong electric field in the vicinity of domain boundaries, while away from the boundaries, the field decreases rapidly. In this work, ferroelectric lithium niobate (LN) is used as a template to direct the assembly of metallic nanostructures via photo-induced reduction and a substrate for deposition of ZnO semiconducting thin films via plasma enhanced atomic layer... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Sun, Yang (Author) / Nemanich, Robert (Advisor) / Bennett, Peter (Committee member) / Sukharev, Maxim (Committee member) / Ros, Robert (Committee member) / Mccartney, Martha (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physics
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 163 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Physics 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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