An automated scanning probe microscopy (SPM) experimental platform, FerroBot, has been utilized to gain fundamental insights into ferroelectric switching behavior.
Significance and Impact
This automated approach can be employed to access metastable phases with dynamic properties, enabling characterization of time dependent functionalities.
K. P. Kelley, Y. Ren, A. Dasgupta, P. Kavle, S. Jesse, R. K. Vasudevan, Y. Cao, L. W. Martin, and S. V. Kalinin, "Probing Metastable Domain Dynamics via Automated Experimentation in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy," ACS Nano, Accepted (2021). doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.1c05455