Published: Two phase transitions in strained SrTiO3 films

Our paper entitled “Phase transitions associated with competing order parameters in compressively strained SrTiO3 thin films” has been published in Phys. Rev. B. This work has been in collaboration with Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), EPFL (Switzerland), Ioffe Physical Technical Institute (Russia), National Institute for Materials Science (Japan), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) and Bruker AXS (Japan).

Citation: Phys. Rev. B 91, 214101 (2015)

Awarded: Daisuke ITO

Daisuke ITO won the Best Poster Award in Student Poster Competition of 2015 Joint IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectric, International Symposium on Integrated Functionalities, and Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop (IEEE ISAF-ISIF-PFM 2015) held in Singapore for his poster “Fabrication of Tetragonal Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Nanorods by Focused Ion Beam and Characterization of the Domain Structure”.

Published: Suppressed polar distortion in a-axis oriented PbTiO3 film

Our paper entitled “Suppressed polar distortion with enhanced Curie temperature in in-plane 90º-domain structure of a-axis oriented PbTiO3 film” has been published in Appl. Phys. Lett. This work has been in collaboration with Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), Bruker AXS (Japan), EPFL (Switzerland) and Ioffe Physical Technical Institute (Russia).

Citation: Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 042905 (2015)

Visit & seminar: Dr. Ping Ma

On Nov. 14, Dr. Ping Ma (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich – ETHZ, Institute of Electromagnetic Fields) visited us and lectured on ferroelectric EO devices.

LecturerSeminar title
Dr. Ping Ma
(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich – ETHZ)
Thin-film ferroelectric materials for Si electro-optic devices

Awarded: Yoshinori TANAKA

Yoshinori TANAKA won the Poster Award of the 6th China-Japan Symposium on Ferroelectric Materials and Their Applications held in Yamanashi, Japan for his poster “In-situ Analysis of Strain Influence on Dielectric Constant of (Ba,Sr)TiO3 Films with Different Orientations”.

Awarded: Yosuke TAKAGI

Yosuke TAKAGI won the Excellent Poster Award (Second Prize) of the 9th Asian Meeting on Ferroelectricity and the 9th Asian Meeting on Electroceramics (AMF-AMEC-2014) held in Shanghai, China for his poster “Ab-initio Study on Face Azimuth Dependency of Surface Energy and Structure in Ferroelectric PbTiO3”.