Weizheng Liang

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Polymer-assisted deposition (PAD) technique was developed to fabricate ferroelectric BaTiO(3) (BTO) thin films directly on polycrystalline nickel foils. The growth dynamics was systematically studied to optimize the single-phase BTO films with good dielectric properties. It is critical to pretreat nickel foils with hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) solution to(More)
Epitaxial thin films of Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3 (BST) were grown on the designed vicinal single-crystal LaAlO3 (001) substrates to systematically investigate the evolution of microstructures and in-plane dielectric properties of the as-grown films under the strains induced by surface step terraces. Anisotropic dielectric properties were observed, which can be(More)
Microstructure evolution and nucleation dynamics of TiO2 nanostructural thin films on (001) LaAlO3 substrates grown by the polymer-assisted deposition technique have been systematically studied with the increase of annealing temperature. Epitaxial anatase TiO2 phase with nanometer-scaled periodic surface strip patterns can be achieved when the sample is(More)
The complex phase transitions of vanadium dioxide (VO2) have drawn continual attention for more than five decades. Dynamically, ultrafast electron diffraction (UED) with atomic-scale spatiotemporal resolution has been employed to study the reaction pathway in the photoinduced transition of VO2, using bulk and strain-free specimens. Here, we report the UED(More)
Controllable interfacial strain can manipulate the physical properties of epitaxial films and help understand the physical nature of the correlation between the properties and the atomic microstructures. By using a proper design of vicinal single-crystal substrate, the interface strain in epitaxial thin films can be well controlled by adjusting the miscut(More)
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