Strontium Titanate: Synthesis, Properties and Uses

Alexander Tkach and Paula Vilarinho (Editors)
Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, CICECOUniversity of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: SCI013040

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Strontium titanate (STO) is a classical high-permittivity perovskite material known since the 1940s. Although incipient ferroelectric behaviour of SrTiO3 was thoroughly studied during several decades, many new physical phenomena in STO and its solid solutions have been predicted theoretically and observed experimentally in past few years. The obtained results were successfully applied for the development of modern electronic devices on the basis of macroscopic and nanostructured samples. Besides the incipient ferroelectricity, properties of STO include a structural phase transition, semiconductivity, superconductivity, and thermoelectricity, among others.

This book provides the latest information on the developments of preparation, characterization, and application of STO and the materials based on it, with perspectives on future research. It collects the contributions of several established researchers from around the world on the fundamental mechanisms, processing, and possible uses for STO-based materials in the form of single crystals, thin films, and ceramics.

This book covers a broad range of topics related to STO and materials based on it, including an overview of lattice dynamics and magnetic resonance characterization, Sr/Ti ratio, and stress induced modification of the properties, modelling, and simulation of improper ferroelectricity and multiferroic phases, dielectric responses and thermoelectric performance for tunable devices, and energy harvesting applications, respectively.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Soft Polar Phonon Mode in SrTiO3 Single Crystals, Ceramics and Thin Films
(Jan Petzelt and Dmitry Nuzhnyy, Institute of Physics CAS, Prague, Czech Republic)

Chapter 2. Magnetic Resonance Study of SrTiO3
(Valentin V. Laguta and Boštjan Zalar, Institute of Physics AS Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 3. Sr/Ti Ratio in Strontium Titanate Ceramics: Designing the Microstructure, Envisaging the Properties
(Luís Amaral, Alexander Tkach, Paula M. Vilarinho and Ana M. R. Senos, Centre of Physics and Engineering of Advanced Materials, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 4. Strain Engineering of SrTiO3
(Roger Wördenweber and Yang Dai, Institute of Complex Systems – Bioelectronics (ICS-8), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany, and others)

Chapter 5. Improper Ferroelectricity and Multiferroic Phases in SrTiO3 and Its Solid Solutions
(Anna N. Morozovska, Eugene A. Eliseev and Maya D. Glinchuk, Institute of Physics, NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, and others)

Chapter 6. Effect of Bismuth Doping on the Properties of Strontium Titanate Thin Films
(Olena Okhay, Alexander Tkach and Paula M. Vilarinho, CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal)

Chapter 7. EPR and DFT Study of the Magnetoelectric Coupling in Mn Doped SrTiO3
(Irina V. Kondakova, Roman O. Kuzian and Valentin V. Laguta, Institute for Problems of Materials Science NAS Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, and others)

Chapter 8. Enhancement of Thermoelectric Performance in SrTiO3-Based Ceramics by Processing Conditions
(Alexander Tkach, João Resende, Pablo Diaz Chao, Emmanuel Guilmeau, M. Elisabete Costa and Paula M. Vilarinho, CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, and others)

Index

Keywords: Dielectrics, phase transitions, perovskites, electrical properties

This book is primarily aimed at researchers in both academia and industry and can be used as a reference book for graduate and undergraduate students in materials science and solid state physics.

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