Polarization dependence of molecular adsorption on ferroelectrics

Laura Y. Kraya, Ramsey Kraya

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The structural details of ferroelectric surfaces influence the effect of ferroelectric polarization on surface chemistry, and it is important to understand and control defect functionality as well as identify adsorption sites in ferroelectric materials. Ferroelectric domain polarization has been found to have a significant effect on surface properties and interactions. Here, both the structure and the presence of local electric fields are examined simultaneously. The surface structure and ferroelectric domain orientation are controlled while molecular adsorption effects are quantified. We use scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to determine the surface and electronic effects of polarization-gas interactions on a model ferroelectric surface, BaTiO 3 (001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalActa Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Defect functionality
  • Ferroelectrics
  • Molecular adsorption
  • Polarization
  • Surface chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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