Pyroelectric properties of various sol-gel derived PLZT thin films

K. C. Mccarthy, F. S. Mccarthy, G. Teowee, T. J. Bukowski, T. P. Alexander, D. R. Uhlmann

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Pyroelectric IR imaging, especially based on monolithic technology integrated with semiconductors, is receiving increased attention for the next generation of room temperature uncooled IR cameras. In the present work, sol-gel derived PZT, including PbTiO3, PLT 28, PLZT 9/65/35, and PZT 53/47, films were prepared on platinized Si substrates. Their pyroelectric properties were determined, and are discussed with respect to film microstructures, processing, and chemistries. Pyroelectric coefficients as large as 7.7×10-8 C/cm2-K, were obtained for PZT 53/47 films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-385
Number of pages9
JournalIntegrated Ferroelectrics
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1997


  • Ferroelectric
  • Pyroelectric coefficient
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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