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  • Main Title Onset of Ferrielectricity and the Hidden Nature of Nanoscale Polarization in Ferroelectric Thin Films


  • Author: Nuñez, Matías
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: North Carolina State University
  • Author: Buongiorno Nardelli, Marco
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas; North Carolina State University; Oak Ridge National Laboratory


  • Name: American Physical Society
    Place of Publication: [College Park, Maryland]


  • Creation: 2008-09-05


  • English


  • Content Description: Article on the onset of ferrielectricity and the hidden nature of nanoscale polarization in ferroelectric thin films.
  • Physical Description: 4 p.: ill.


  • Keyword: ferrielectricity
  • Keyword: nanoscale polarization
  • Keyword: electrostatistics
  • Keyword: nanotechnology


  • Journal: Physical Review Letters, 2008, College Park: American Physical Society


  • Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
  • Volume: 101
  • Issue: 10
  • Peer Reviewed: True


  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW


  • Name: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
    Code: UNTCAS


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.107603
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc270777


  • Academic Department: Chemistry
  • Academic Department: Physics


  • Display Note: Copyright 2008 American Physical Society. The following article appeared in Physical Review Letters, 101:10,
  • Display Note: Abstract: Using calculations from first principles and the concept of layer polarization, we have elucidated the nanoscale organization and local polarization in ferroelectric thin films between metallic contacts. The profile of the local polarization for different film thicknesses unveils a peculiar spatial pattern of atomic layers with uncompensated dipoles in what was originally thought to be a ferroelectric domain. This effectively ferrielectric behavior is induced by the dominant roles of the interfaces at such reduced dimensionality and can be interpreted using a simple classical model where the latter are explicitly taken into account.