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Real time in situ x-ray diffraction study of the crystalline structure modification of Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO₃ during the post-annealing

Bauer, Sondes 1; Rodrigues, Adriana 1; Baumbach, Tilo 1
1 Institut für Photonenforschung und Synchrotronstrahlung (IPS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


We report about an in situ study of crystalline structural changes during thermal treatment of a Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 (BSTO) film grown on MgO. The study covers the complete cycle of heating, annealing and cooling and reveals simultaneous phenomena of phase transitions and strain evolution, which have been characterized by in situ 2D reciprocal space mapping (2D-RSM) using high-resolution synchrotron x-ray diffraction in coplanar and grazing incidence geometries. In this way, temperature induced phase transformation from the BSTO2 to the BSTO1 phase has been monitored and the appearance of a further crystalline phase was detected. Moreover, for both BSTO phases, transitions between in-plane compressive and tensile states have been determined during thermal treatment. Furthermore, a contraction of the out-of-plane lattice components has been observed during the annealing phase while the in-plane lattice components remain leading to the change of the residual in-plane strain towards tensile state. The in situ 2D-RSM findings provide valuable and versatile insights into strain engineering and structure modification upon thermal treatment.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000085428
Veröffentlicht am 22.08.2018
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-30392-y
Zitationen: 8
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Photonenforschung und Synchrotronstrahlung (IPS)
Laboratorium für Applikationen der Synchrotronstrahlung (LAS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2045-2322
KITopen-ID: 1000085428
HGF-Programm 56.03.20 (POF III, LK 01) Nanoscience a.Material f.Inform.Technol.
Erschienen in Scientific reports
Verlag Nature Research
Band 8
Heft 1
Seiten Article No. 11969
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