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Lithium Niobate-Based Heterostructures

Synthesis, Properties and Electron Phenomena
Dr Maxim Sumets


With the use of ferroelectric materials in memory devices and the need for high-speed integrated optics devices, interest in ferroelectric thin films continues to grow. With their remarkable properties, such as energy nonvolatility, fast switching, radiative stability and unique optoacoustic and optoelectronic properties, Lithium Niobate-Based Heterostructures: Synthesis, properties and electron phenomena discusses why lithium niobate (LiNbO3) is one of the most promising of all ferroelectric materials. Based on years of study, this book presents the systematic characterization of substructure and electronic properties of a heterosystem formed in the deposition process of lithium niobate films onto the surface of silicon wafers.

About Editors

Maxim Sumets is a lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA. His field of research is materials science with a focus on the thin films, semiconductor heterostructures and ferroelectrics, and their application. He obtained his masters and PhD from the Voronezh State University, Russia, and has been actively involved in research and education for more than 20 years. His fields of research cover electrical and structural properties of materials.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Thin Films of Lithium Niobite: Potential Application, Synthesis Methods, Structure, Properties

Chapter 2: Synthesis, Structure, and Surface Morphology of Lithium Niobate films

Chapter 3: Electron Phenomena in Lithium Niobate films

Chapter 4: Effect of Sputtering Conditions and Thermal Annealing on Electron Phenomena in the Si- LiNbO3 heterostructures.


Hardback ISBN: 9780750317276

Ebook ISBN: 9780750317290

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1729-0

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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