Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 52, Issue 9, pp 4903–4909 | Cite as

A kind of Bi1−x Er x FeO3 films with potential excellent multiferroic performances

  • Yujuan Zheng
  • Guoqiang Tan
  • Huijun Ren
  • Ao Xia
Original Paper


Bi1−x Er x FeO3 (BE x FO, x = 0.07–0.12) films have been deposited on fluorine-doped SnO2 (FTO) substrates by a chemical solution deposition method (CSD). The structure and multiferroic properties were investigated. The results indicate that there is a structural transition from the typical rhombohedral-R3c:H (BiFeO3) to two-phase coexistence of rhombohedral-R3c:H and rhombohedral-R3m:R (BE x FO). The abundant Fe2+ are observed in BE x FO, which induces the larger leakage current. The BE0.09FO shows the ferroelectric switching current of 1.42 × 10−2 A and the enhanced magnetization (saturation magnetization M s  ~ 2.60 emu/cm3). From the investigation, the BE x FO films will be expected to show the great multiferroic properties after reducing the leakage current.


BiFeO3 Ferroelectric Property Chemical Solution Deposition Multiferroic Property Large Leakage Current 
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This work is supported by the Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51372145); the Academic Leaders Funding Scheme of Shaanxi University of Science & Technology (2013XSD06); the Graduate Innovation Fund of Shaanxi University of Science & Technology (SUST-A04).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yujuan Zheng
    • 1
  • Guoqiang Tan
    • 1
  • Huijun Ren
    • 1
  • Ao Xia
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringShaanxi University of Science and TechnologyXi’anChina

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