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Physics of thin-film ferroelectric oxides

Published inReviews of Modern Physics, vol. 77, no. 4, p. 1083-1130
Publication date2005

This review covers important advances in recent years in the physics of thin-film ferroelectric oxides, the strongest emphasis being on those aspects particular to ferroelectrics in thin-film form. The authors introduce the current state of development in the application of ferroelectric thin films for electronic devices and discuss the physics relevant for the performance and failure of these devices. Following this the review covers the enormous progress that has been made in the first-principles computational approach to understanding ferroelectrics. The authors then discuss in detail the important role that strain plays in determining the properties of epitaxial thin ferroelectric films. Finally, this review ends with a look at the emerging possibilities for nanoscale ferroelectrics, with particular emphasis on ferroelectrics in nonconventional nanoscale geometries.

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DAWBER, Matthew, RABE, K. M., SCOTT, J. F. Physics of thin-film ferroelectric oxides. In: Reviews of Modern Physics, 2005, vol. 77, n° 4, p. 1083–1130. doi: 10.1103/RevModPhys.77.1083
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