PUB-2013-OFM

Organic ferroelectric memory devices with inkjet-printed polymer electrodes on flexible substrates

Unnat Bhansali, M.A. Khan, and H.N. Alshareef, “Organic ferroelectric memory devices with inkjet-printed polymer electrodes on flexible substrates”
Microelectronic Engineering
Volume 105, May 2013, Pages 68–73
Unnat Bhansali, M.A. Khan, and H.N. Alshareef
Inkjet-printing; Ferroelectric capacitors; PEDOT:PSS; Transparent electrodes; Flexible substrates; P(VDF-TrFE)
2013
Drop-on-demand piezoelectric inkjet-printing technique has been used to fabricate a functional cross-bar array of all-organic ferroelectric memory devices. The polymer–ferroelectric-polymer device consists of a ferroelectric copolymer P(VDF-TrFE) film sandwiched between inkjet-patterned, continuous, orthogonal lines of PEDOT:PSS polymer as the bottom and top electrodes. These devices exhibit well-saturated hysteresis curves with a maximum remnant polarization (Pr) = 6.7 μC/cm2, coercive field (Ec) = 55 MV/m and a peak capacitance density of 45 nF/cm2. Our polarization fatigue measurements show that these devices retain ∼100% and 45% of their initial Pr values after 103 and 105 stress cycles, respectively. The overall performance and polarization retention characteristics of these ferroelectric capacitors with inkjet-printed polymer electrodes are comparable to metal and spin-cast polymer electrodes suggesting their potential use in large-area flexible electronics.