Ferroelectric thin films were prepared by sd—gel processing. The complex alkoxide was prepared by reacting a Lead (II) salt with Titanium and Zirconium alkoxides in a Methoxyetharkol solvent. The gel was produced using a dilute acid catalysis to hydrolyse the bonds of the complex. The metal alkoxides were Ti/Zr isopropoxides, and Lead salt was a Lead Acetate. Working devices were not fabricated due problems in adhesion, cracking and problems with the viscosity of the gel.
Leach, Richard A.
"Ferroelectric Thin Films: Preparation of a Complex Alkoxide PbZr.5 Ti.5O3 Thin Film,"
Journal of the Microelectronic Engineering Conference: Vol. 3
, Article 18.
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