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Revisiting the Theory of Ferroelectric Negative Capacitance

Majumdar, Kausik and Datta, Suman and Rao, Satyavolu Papa (2016) Revisiting the Theory of Ferroelectric Negative Capacitance. In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES, 63 (5). pp. 2043-2049.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TED.2016.2544813


In this paper, we revisit the theory of negative capacitance in: 1) a standalone ferroelectric; 2) a ferroelectric-dielectric; and 3) a ferroelectric-semiconductor series combination, and show that it is important to minimize the total Gibbs free energy of the combined system (and not just the free energy of the ferroelectric) to obtain the correct states. The theory is explained both analytically and using numerical simulation, for ferroelectric materials with the first-order and second-order phase transitions. The exact conditions for different regimes of operation in terms of hysteresis and gain are derived for ferroelectric-dielectric combination. Finally, the ferroelectric-semiconductor series combination is analyzed to gain insights into the possibility of realization of steep slope transistors in a hysteresis-free manner.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 445 HOES LANE, PISCATAWAY, NJ 08855-4141 USA
Keywords: Ferroelectric; Gibbs free energy; hysteresis; MOSFET; negative capacitance; steep slope
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 07:36
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2016 07:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53880

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