Nanoscale Characterisation of Ferroelectric Materials

Scanning Probe Microscopy Approach

  • Marin Alexe
  • Alexei Gruverman

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. J. Levy, O. Tikhomirov
    Pages 115-142
  3. V. Nagarajan, A. Roytburd, R. Ramesh
    Pages 163-191
  4. M. Abplanalp, M. Zgonik, P. Günter
    Pages 193-220
  5. Y. Rosenwaks, M. Molotskii, A. Agronin, P. Urenski, M. Shvebelman, G. Rosenman
    Pages 221-265
  6. L. M. Eng, S. Grafström, C. Loppacher, X. M. Lu, F. Schlaphof, K. Franke et al.
    Pages 267-277
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-282

About this book


This book presents recent advances in the field of nanoscale characterization of ferroelectric materials using scanning probe microscopy (SPM). It addresses various imaging mechanisms of ferroelectric domains in SPM, quantitative analysis of the piezoresponse signals as well as basic physics of ferroelectrics at the nanoscale level, such as nanoscale switching, scaling effects, and transport behavior. This state-of-the-art review of theory and experiments on nanoscale polarization phenomena will be a useful reference for advanced readers as well for newcomers and graduate students interested in the SPM techniques. The non-specialists will obtain valuable information about different approaches to electrical characterization by SPM, while researchers in the ferroelectric field will be provided with details of SPM-based measurements of ferroelectrics.


AFM measurements Ferroelectric memory Helium-Atom-Streuung Nano-fabrication Nanosize ferroelectrics Size effects crystal microscopy physics thin films transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Marin Alexe
    • 1
  • Alexei Gruverman
    • 2
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute of Microstructure PhysicsHalle (Saale)Germany
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05844-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08901-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-4904
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