Interfacial Responsive Functional Oxides for Nanoelectronics

Pankaj Sharma, Jan Seidel

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Functional interfaces can be considered ‘materials within materials’ that are active at the nanoscale and are responsive to an applied external stimulus. At these interfaces, the material properties are not only distinct from the bulk, but new functionalities or phases can emerge. Notable examples of such functional interfaces include structural phase boundaries and domain walls in ferroelectric oxides. In this chapter, nano-mechanical–electromechanical properties of the morphotropic phase boundaries in bismuth ferrite thin films are reviewed. Specifically, using scanning probe microscopy techniques, factors governing nano-mechanical and electromechanical properties of morphotropic bismuth ferrite are identified and potential applications in oxide nanoelectronics are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResponsive Nanomaterials for Sustainable Applications
EditorsZiqi Sun, Ting Liao
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783030399948
ISBN (Print)9783030399931
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
ISSN (Print)0933-033X
ISSN (Electronic)2196-2812


  • Ferroelectric domain walls
  • interfacial responsive functional oxides
  • nanoelectronics


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