Ferroelectric superlattices exhibit a built-in electric field which have a number of potential applications including actuation, energy storage and random access memories. In a recent paper published in the journal Applied Materials & Interfaces, ANFF-NSW user Qianru Lin investigated the Periodicity Dependence of these built-in electric fields in (Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3/Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 ferroelectric superlattices.

Qianru made use of the laser MBE system in the ANFF-NSW laboratories to grow the superlattices used in the study. As Qianru included an acknowledgement to ANFF-NSW in her paper she has received an ANFF-NSW Publication Award.

All reports of research which have been enabled by ANFF-NSW should contain the following acknowledgement: ‘This work was performed in part at the NSW Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility’. Each refereed journal publication containing an appropriate acknowledgement of ANFF-NSW is eligible for an ANFF-NSW Publication Award which comprises $500 worth of ANFF-NSW access. Please contact Dr Linda Macks for further details.