Title

Thermodynamics and Heating Processes

Abstract

This chapter reviews the transformation of solution-derived ferroelectric thin films from the as-deposited to the crystalline state that occurs during heat treatment. Reaction chemistry and pathways associated with the elimination of organic constituents from the film are discussed, as are the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of the nucleation and growth processes that lead to crystallization. Related topics discussed in this chapter include structural evolution during pyrolysis, thin film densification processes, the role of interfacial layers on film orientation, and control of thin film crystallization behavior and microstructure. A focus of the chapter is the consideration of solution chemistry effects on pyrolysis, densification and crystallization behavior and illustration of the magnitude of such effects on thin film microstructure.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Crystalline materials; Crystallization; Ferroelectric films; Ferroelectric thin films; Film growth; Microstructure; Pyrolysis; Thermodynamics, Crystallization behavior; Densification process; Nucleation and growth; Organic constituents; Reaction chemistry; Solution chemistry; Structural evolution; Thin film microstructures, Thin films

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-321199311-8

Document Type

Book - Chapter

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Springer-Verlag Wien, All rights reserved.

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