Stoichiometric films of Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (PZT) were successfully deposited on Si-on-Insulator (SOI) substrates, with and without a platinum electrode, by an ArF (λ=193nm) pulsed excimer laser. Rapid thermal annealing (RTA) was used to transform amorphous or pyrochlore phase into ferroelectric perovskite phase. The film structure, composition, morphology, interface and electrical properties were studied by x-ray diffraction (XRD), Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy (XTEM) and Sawyer-Tower circuit, respectively. It was found that there was a narrow operational window of annealing time for PZT films at fixed annealing temperature. Pure ferroelectric perovskite phase with mainly (100) and (110) orientations could be obtained in PZT films on Pt coated SOI substrates. The interfaces between the PZT films and both Si and Pt//Si were very abrupt, indicating there was no interdiffusion between them. Ferroelectric hysteresis loops showed a remanent polarization of 15μC/cm2 and a coercive field of 50KV/cm.
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