Springer Theses

Scanning Probe Studies of Structural and Functional Properties of Ferroelectric Domains and Domain Walls

Authors: Tückmantel, Philippe

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Explores the special properties of ferroelectric domain walls, along with their importance for studying fundamental aspects of interface physics
  • Focuses on the crackling physics in thin films of Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3, with implications for the study of crackling systems in general
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This thesis explores the fascinating properties of domain walls in ferroelectric materials. Domain walls can be used as model systems to study fundamental aspects of interface physics, such as crackling noise, with implications extending to a broad variety of systems, from material fracture and earthquakes to solar flares and collective decision making. Ferroelectric domain walls also show functional properties absent from the domains themselves, such as enhanced conduction leading to the tantalizing possibility of reconfigurable nanoelectronic circuitry where domain walls are active components. This work discusses the crackling physics of domain walls in thin films of Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3, as well as links between the local conductivity of domain walls and nanoscale geometrical distortions due to defects, and discusses unusual polarization textures with rotational components at crossings of ferroelastic twin domains. The results presented in this thesis have important implications for the experimental study of crackling systems.

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Philippe Tückmantel obtained his Master in Physics in 2015 from the University of Geneva before continuing his graduate studies there. During his PhD, he worked mostly on nanoscale properties of domain walls in ferroelectric thin films using scanning probe microscopy techniques.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scanning Probe Studies of Structural and Functional Properties of Ferroelectric Domains and Domain Walls
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-72389-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-72389-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-72388-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 117
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
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