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Polarization dynamics and non-equilibrium processes in ferroelectric switching

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Time and thermal dependent effects are critical for the operation of non-volatile memories based on ferroelectrics. In this paper we assume a domain nucleation process of the polarization reversal and we discuss the polarization dynamics in the framework of a non-equilibrium statistical approach. This approach yields analytical expressions, which can be used to explain a wide range of time and thermal dependent effects in ferroelectrics. Experimental P-E loops data obtained for soft ferroelectrics at various temperatures are well predicted by the theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
ISBN (Print)9781424481903
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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