# Tailoring the photovoltaic effect in (111) oriented BiFeO$$_3$$/LaFeO$$_3$$ superlattices

Belhadi, Jamal, yousfi, said, El-Marssi, Mimoun, Arnold, Donna, Bouyanfif, Houssny (2019) Tailoring the photovoltaic effect in (111) oriented BiFeO$$_3$$/LaFeO$$_3$$ superlattices. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, . ISSN 0953-8984. (doi:10.1088/1361-648X/ab5e11) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:79311)

Ferroelectric and photovoltaic properties of (BiFeO$$_3$$)$$_{(1-x)Λ}$$/(LaFeO$$_3$$)$$_{xΛ}$$ superlattices grown by pulsed laser deposition have been investigated (Λ being the bilayer thickness). For a high concentration of BiFeO$$_3$$ a ferroelectric state is observed simultaneously with a switchable photovoltaic response. In contrast for certain concentration of LaFeO$$_3$$ a non-switchable photovoltaic effect is evidenced. Such modulation of the PV response in the superlattices is attributed to the ferroelectric to paraelectric phase transition which is controlled with the increase of x. Remarkably, concomitant to this change of PV mechanism, a change of the conduction mechanism also seems to take place from a bulk-limited to an interface-limited