PZT thin film.


by fahad abdullah
Tags: film, thin film, xrd analysis, xrd diffraction
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Oct10-13, 04:52 PM
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I have the XRD image of a PZT thin film. While trying to analyze it with JADE software I can not find the proper space group.So it is not giving me the answer I am looking for. I assumed the crystal system to be cubic.
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Oct11-13, 11:06 AM
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Piezoelectric materials are never cubic - they cannot be centro-symmetric.

See http://www.americanpiezo.com/piezo-theory/pzt.html
and http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Document...s/CHAPTER2.pdf
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I have the XRD image of a PZT thin film. While trying to analyze it with JADE software I can not find the proper space group.So it is not giving me the answer I am looking for. I assumed the crystal system to be cubic.
PZT has a perovskite crystal structure.


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