Effect of electrode materials on lead lanthanum zirconate titanate with heating under reduced atmosphere

Citation
M. Kondo et al., Effect of electrode materials on lead lanthanum zirconate titanate with heating under reduced atmosphere, JPN J A P 1, 40(9B), 2001, pp. 5647-5652
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Volume
40
Issue
9B
Year of publication
2001
Pages
5647 - 5652
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-4922(200109)40:9B<5647:EOEMOL>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
To understand the ferroelectricity degradation of ferroelectric random acce ss memory (FeRAM) capacitor under hydrogen atmosphere, reactions between le ad lanthanum zirconate titanate (PLZT) and the electrode materials, such as platinum (Pt) and iridium oxide (IrO2), were investigated by thermal analy sis. The PLZT powder was decomposed by heating under Ar + 3%H-2 atmosphere at 1000 degreesC with lead (Pb) metal, PbO, ZrTiO4 and TiO2. The decomposed PLZT with Pb metal exhibited perovskite phase after annealing under air at mosphere at 1000 degreesC and no pyrochlore phase was observed. We found th at Pt reacted with the Pb precipitated from PLZT by heating under Ar + 3%H- 2 atmosphere. Consequently, a large amount of PbPt alloy and a small amount of PtPb4 alloy were formed. The formation temperature of the alloys was lo wer than the decomposition temperature of PLZT without Pt. Pt was directly involved in the decomposition of PLZT. However, no alloys of Ir and Pb were formed in the mixture of PLZT and IrO2 under Ar + 3%H-2 atmosphere. The he at treatment of the mixture of PLZT and the electrode powders indicated tha t Pt promoted the decomposition of PLZT under Ar + 3%H-2 atmosphere and IrO 2 reduced the rate of the decomposition.