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Negative Capacitance from the Inhomogenous Stray Field in a Ferroelectric–Dielectric Structure

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Issue Date
2022-05
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Citation
Advanced Functional Materials, Vol.32 No.19, p. 2200389
Abstract
© 2022 Wiley-VCH GmbHThe phenomenological Landau–Ginzburg–Devonshire model provides a fundamental background for an understanding of the peculiar charge–voltage behavior of ferroelectric (FE) materials. However, the model cannot explain the polarization behavior of multidomain FE materials. The experimentally observed negative capacitance (NC) effect, which is interpreted as an emergence of the Landau barrier effect, involves particular conceptual difficulty. This work provides a new conceptual framework to explain the quasi-static NC effect based on the energy formula for a stacked dielectric/ferroelectric (DE/FE) layer structure with the multidomain configuration with arbitrary shape. The presence of such domain configuration causes the energy–displacement curve of the inhomogenous Helmholtz energy term to have negative curvature. This is caused by the stray field between the neighboring domains. The model can be further extended to the DE/FE system with polycrystalline FE grains using the advanced phase-field analysis. It is determined that the NC effect from the stray field is a universal phenomenon. These models provide quantitative explanations for the previously reported short-pulse measurement results for various DE/FE material systems, which have lacked accurate interpretations.
ISSN
1616-301X
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/182733
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