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Title: Resistive switching in ferroelectric Bi2FeCrO6 thin films and impact on the photovoltaic effect
Author(s): Walch, David S.
Yun, Yeseul
Ramakrishnegowda, Niranjan
Mühlenbein, Lutz
Lotnyk, Andriy A.Look up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Himcinschi, Cameliu ConstantinLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Bhatnagar, Akash
Issue Date: 2022
Type: Article
Language: English
Abstract: The multiferroic character of Bi2FeCrO6 (BFCO), that is, the coexistence of ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism, has been predicted and demonstrated in different studies. Intriguingly, the material system also exhibits a reduced band gap, in addition to bulk-driven photovoltaic effect. The co-existence of all these attributes in a single system is a rare occurrence and paves way to a multitude of practical applications, with ferroelectric solar cell as one of them. In this work, epitaxially grown BFCO thin films, deposited with pulsed laser deposition on single crystalline SrTiO3 (STO) substrates, reveal a self-ordered ionic arrangement which is proven with X-ray and transmission electron micrcoscope (TEM) measurements. A lowered band gap and a higher conductivity lead to a superior photovoltaic performance compared to a BiFeO3 (BFO) reference film. Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) is used to test locally the ferroelectric switching properties. Poling with electric field not only caused a reliable change in the state of polarization, but also resulted in substantial changes in the resistance of the regions. Macroscopic measurements using transparent In2O3:Sn (ITO) electrodes demonstrate a bi-directional multi-stage resistive switching, which in turn influences the photovoltaic performance of the heterostucture.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0(CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0
Journal Title: Advanced electronic materials
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Publisher Place: Weinheim
Volume: 8
Issue: 10
Original Publication: 10.1002/aelm.202200276
Page Start: 1
Page End: 9
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