Ferroelectric Polarization Induces Electric Double Layer Bistability in Electrolyte-Gated Field-Effect Transistors
2014 (English)In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, Vol. 6, no 1, 438-442 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The dense surface charges expressed by a ferroelectric polymeric thin film induce ion displacement within a polyelectrolyte layer and vice versa. This is because the density of dipoles along the surface of the ferroelectric thin film and its polarization switching time matches that of the (Helmholtz) electric double layers formed at the ferroelectric/polyelectrolyte and polyelectrolyte/semiconductor interfaces. This combination of materials allows for introducing hysteresis effects in the capacitance of an electric double layer capacitor. The latter is advantageously used to control the charge accumulation in the semiconductor channel of an organic field-effect transistor. The resulting memory transistors can be written at a gate voltage of around 7 V and read out at a drain voltage as low as 50 mV. The technological implication of this large. difference between write and read-out voltages lies in the non-destructive reading of this ferroelectric memory.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Chemical Society , 2014. Vol. 6, no 1, 438-442 p.
electrolytes; ferroelectric; P(VDF-TrFE); electric double layer; memory; field-effect transistors
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104116DOI: 10.1021/am404494hISI: 000329586300058OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-104116DiVA: diva2:694690