Ferroelectric properties and reliability of La-Sr-Co-O/Pb-La-Zr-Ti-O/La-Sr-Co-O heterostructures on si for nonvolatile memory applications

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Journal Article


Integrated Ferroelectrics, Volume 9, Number 4, p.317-333 (1995)


Highly oriented La-Sr-Co-0(LSCO)/Pb-La-Zr-Ti-0(PLZT)/La-Sr-Co-O heterostructures have been successfully grown on a highly oriented Pt film which was grown on a thermally oxidized Si (SiO2/Si) substrate. The growth of oriented Pt film on the SiO2/Si substrate was made possible through the use of a thin bismuth titanate template layer which is c-axis oriented on the SiO2/Si substrate. The hybrid LSCO/Pt structure effectively reduced the sheet resistance of the electrodes by at least 3-5 times compared with a single LSCO electrode. These ferroelectric PLZT capacitors on Si exhibited symmetric hysteresis loops with very desirable ferroelectric properties. The test capacitors showed reliable performance at both room and high (100°C) temperatures with respect to fatigue, retention, aging, and imprint, suggesting that they can be used as reliable, nonvolatile memory elements. © 1995, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.


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