Polarization dynamics and non-equilibrium processes in ferroelectric switching

Vopson, Melvin M.; Weaver, Paul M.; Cain, Markys G.; Reece, Mike J. and Chong, K. B. (2011). Polarization dynamics and non-equilibrium processes in ferroelectric switching. In: 2010 IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF 2010), 9-12 Aug 2010, Edinburgh, UK.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAF.2010.5712238

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Time and thermal dependent effects are critical for the operation of non-volatile memories based on ferroelectrics. In this paper we assume a domain nucleation process of the polarization reversal and we discuss the polarization dynamics in the framework of a non-equilibrium statistical approach. This approach yields analytical expressions, which can be used to explain a wide range of time and thermal dependent effects in ferroelectrics. Experimental P-E loops data obtained for soft ferroelectrics at various temperatures are well predicted by the theory.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 28725
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • ISSN
  • 1099-4734
  • Extra Information
  • Proceedings published by IEEE (978-1-4244-8191-0)
  • Keywords
  • ferroelectric switching; non-equilibrium nucleation model; thermal and time dependent switching
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2010 IEEE
  • Depositing User
  • Kok Boon Chong