Sub-kT/q Switching in Strong Inversion in PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 Gated Negative Capacitance FETs

S. Dasgupta, A. Rajashekhar, K. Majumdar, N. Agrawal, A. Razavieh, S. Trolier-Mckinstry, S. Datta

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Hysteretic switching with a sub-kT/q steep slope (13 mV/decade at room temperature) is experimentally demonstrated in MOSFETs with PbZr0.52 Ti0.48O3 as a ferroelectric (FE) gate insulator, integrated on a silicon channel with a nonperovskite high-k dielectric (HfO2) as a buffer interlayer. The steep switching is independent of drain bias. For the first time, sub-kT/q switching due to FE negative capacitance is observed not at low currents, but in strong inversion (Id ∼ 100 μA/μm). Steep switching in strong inversion provides an important point of consistency with the predictions of the Landau-Devonshire theory and the Landau-Khalatnikov equation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7130555
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits
StatePublished - Dec 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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