Carbon nanotube ferroelectric random access memory cell based on omega-shaped ferroelectric gate

Seongchan Kim, Jia Sun, Yongsuk Choi, Dong Un Lim, Joohoon Kang, Jeong Ho Cho

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This paper presents a flexible ferroelectric random access memory (FeRAM) cell with a one-transistor-one-transistor structure. The FeRAM cell was composed of a control transistor (CT) and an omega-shaped ferroelectric memory transistor (MT). An inkjet-printed single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) were utilized as a semiconducting channel layers of both transistors. An omega-shaped ferroelectric gate was formed through inkjet-printing of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) (P(VDF-TrFE)) onto the SWCNT channel of the MT. The gate electrode of the CT was electrically connected to the drain electrode of the MT, while the gate electrode of the MT was connected to the source electrode of the CT. The 1T1T architecture enabled the separation of the writing and reading operations, which afforded nondestructive readout capability. The desired multi-level conductance states could be deterministically controlled by tuning the dipole polarization in the ferroelectric P(VDF-TrFE) layer of the MT. The resulting FeRAM cell showed excellent device performances such as five-level data storage, a high programming/erasing current ratio (>105), a retention time (>104 s), and operational stability (>1000 cycles). The 1T1T FeRAM cell fabricated by inkjet printing technique opens up new opportunities for realizing future large-area flexible memory cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by a grant from the Creative Materials Discovery Program ( NRF-2019M3D1A1078296 ) through the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT, and the Materials & Components Technology Development Program ( 20006537 , Development of High Performance Insulation Materials for Flexible OLED Display TFT) funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE), Korea .

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© 2020 Elsevier Ltd

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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