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Switching Kinetics of Ferroelectric Nanomesas
Journal of Applied Physics (2008)
  • Christina M Othon, Wesleyan University
  • Jihee Kim, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Stephen Ducharme, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Vladamir M Fridkin
Abstract

The switching dynamics and switching time of ferroelectric nanomesas grown from the paraelectric phase of ultrathin Langmuir-Blodgett vinylidene fluoride and trifluoroethylene copolymer films are investigated. Ferroelectric nanomesas are created through heat treatment and self organization, and have an average height 10 nm and an average diameter 100 nm. Ferroelectric nanomesas are highly crystalline and in the ferroelectric phase and switch faster than 50 microseconds. The dependence of switching time on applied voltage implies an extrinsic switching nature.

Keywords
  • Ferroelectric
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Christina M Othon, Jihee Kim, Stephen Ducharme and Vladamir M Fridkin. "Switching Kinetics of Ferroelectric Nanomesas" Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 104 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christina_othon/8/