Grain boundary structure and electrical properties in Nb-doped SrTiO3 bicrystals

Takahisa Yamamoto, Katsuro Hayashi, Yuichi Ikuhara, Taketo Sakuma

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Grain boundary structure and electrical properties were examined for Nb-doped SrTiO3 bicrystals. Bicrystals with Σ1, cobalt-segregated Σ1, and small angle boundaries were prepared by hot joining technique. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) study revealed that two single crystals were perfectly joined without any secondary phases in all kinds of bicrystals. Σ1 boundary exhibited linear I-V characteristic while non-linear I-V behavior appeared in cobalt-segregated Σ1 boundary in spite of the similar coherent boundary. On the other hand, it was found that non-linearity became remarkable by reduction of cooling-rate after joining even in a small angle boundary, whose dislocation structure is stable against annealing treatment. This result suggests that negative-charged point defects must play an important role on the formation of potential barriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue number181-182
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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