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Evolution of polarization and space charges in semiconducting ferroelectrics

Suryanarayana, Phanish and Bhattacharya, Kaushik (2012) Evolution of polarization and space charges in semiconducting ferroelectrics. Journal of Applied Physics, 111 (3). Art. No. 034109. ISSN 0021-8979.

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Ferroelectric perovskites and polymers that are used in a variety of electronic, ultrasonic, and optical applications are often wide-band-gap semiconductors. We present a time-dependent and thermodynamically consistent theory that describes the evolution of polarization and space charges in such materials. We then use it to show that the semiconducting nature of ferroelectrics can have a profound effect on polarization domain switching, hysteresis, and leakage currents. Further, we show how hysteresis and leakage are affected by doping, film thickness, electrode work function, ambient temperature, and loading frequency.

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Suryanarayana, Phanish0000-0001-5172-0049
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Additional Information:© 2012 American Institute of Physics. Received 15 June 2011; accepted 24 December 2011; published online 13 February 2012. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Army Research Office (W911NF-07-1-0410).
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Army Research Office (ARO)W911NF-07-1-0410
Subject Keywords:dielectric hysteresis, dielectric polarisation, ferroelectric semiconductors, leakage currents, space charge, wide band gap semiconductors, work function
Issue or Number:3
Classification Code:PACS: 77.80.Dj; 73.30.+y; 77.22.Ej; 77.22.Jp
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