Anomalous polarization switching in organic ferroelectric field effect transistors
Nguyen, Chien A.
Lee, Pooi See
Mhaisalkar, Subodh Gautam
Boey, Freddy Yin Chiang
Date of Issue2007
School of Materials Science and Engineering
The authors demonstrate organic ferroelectric field effect transistors using poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) as dielectric in bottom common gate and patterned gate devices. Drain current hysteresis is resulted from the dipole switching at channel region due to gate-source bias. For common gate device, an additional anomalous polarization switching is observed due to gate-drain bias. This switching has no effect on the hysteresis direction yet incurs a strong peak in the off drain current leading to unstable and uncontrollable off state in memory device. Reduction of gate-drain overlapping using patterned metal gate shows diminishing the anomalous switching hence improves performance of the ferroelectric transistors.
Applied physics letters
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