physica status solidi (a)

Cover image for Vol. 213 Issue 9

Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)

Online ISSN: 1862-6319

Associated Title(s): physica status solidi (b), physica status solidi (c), physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters

207_11c/2010Back Cover (Phys. Status Solidi A 11/2010)

Liang Qiao and Xiaofeng Bi (pp. 2511–2516) demonstrate that by choosing appropriate thicknesses for LaNiO3 (LNO) and BaTiO3 (BTO) layers, a compressive strain state with out-of-plane polarization can be induced by a thick LNO layer in the adjacent ferroelectric BTO layer even on the tensile Si substrate. The compressive BTO exhibits a decreased phase transition temperature and an increased remnant polarization. The cover figure shows the relaxor behavior of the BTO film and the a/c/a/c domain configuration.

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