Reliability Improvement from La2O3 Interfaces in Hf0.5Zr0.5O2-Based Ferroelectric Capacitors
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Further optimization of a typically reported ferroelectric capacitor comprised of a Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 ferroelectric thin film with TiN electrodes is explored by introducing an additional non-ferroelectric La2O3 interfacial layer evaluated at different positions in the capacitor stack. The role of the interface to the ferroelectric layer is investigated and discussed, with the main focus directed toward the reliability of the device for non-volatile memory applications. With this investigation, different degradation mechanisms determining electric field cycling and polarization retention are observed, and it is concluded that modifying the bottom interface between the electrode and the ferroelectric layer has the best potential to provide a benefit in device performance.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Advanced materials interfaces|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- endurance, ferroelectric, Hf Zr O, interface, La O, reliability, retention, La 2O 3, Hf 0.5Zr 0.5O 2