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    Electrostatic Force–Driven Oxide Heteroepitaxy for Interface Control

    Editor:xtt Date:2018-08-06 Hits:498


    Zhaohui Ren, Mengjiao Wu, Xing Chen, Wei Li, Ming Li, Fang Wang, He Tian,* Junze Chen, Yanwu Xie, Jiangquan Mai, Xiang Li, Xinhui Lu, Yunhao Lu, Hua Zhang, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Ze Zhang, and Gaorong Han* [ADVANCED MATERIALS]

    Oxide heterostructure interfaces create a platform to induce intriguing electric and magnetic functionalities for possible future devices. A general approach to control growth and interface structure of oxide heterostructures will offer a great opportunity for understanding and manipulating the functionalities. Here, it is reported that an electrostatic force, originating from a polar ferroelectric surface, can be used to drive oxide heteroepitaxy, giving rise to an atomically sharp and coherent interface by using a low-temperature solution method. These heterostructures adopt a fascinating selective growth, and show a saturation thickness and the reconstructed interface with concentrated charges accumulation. The ferroelectric polarization screening, developing from a solid–liquid interface to the heterostructure interface, is decisive for the specific growth. At the interface, a charge transfer and accumulation take place for electrical compensation. The facile approach presented here can be extremely useful for controlling oxide heteroepitaxy and producing intriguing interface functionality via electrostatic engineering.

    DOI: 10.1002/adma.201707017