Journal of Advanced Ceramics


thick films, texture, ferroelectric, piezoelectric, photoluminescence


Er3+-doped Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.9Zr0.1O3 (xEr-BCTZ, x = 0, 0.005, 0.01, 0.015) multifunctional thick films were prepared by the tape-casting method, using sol-gel-derived nano-sized powders as the matrix material. The surface morphologies, photoluminescence, and electrical properties were investigated. Dense microstructures with pure perovskite structure were obtained in the thick films. By doping an appropriate amount of Er3+, the samples exhibit superior up-conversion photoluminescence performance and simultaneously enhanced electrical performances. In addition, relatively higher texture fractions (with the largest value of 83.5%) were realized through introducing plate-like BaTiO3 templates to make the thick film grow by the [001]c orientation. And the ferro-/piezoelectric properties of the thick films were further improved, showing potential in the applications of micro-optoelectronic devices.


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