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Polarization of Bi2Te3 Thin Film in a Floating-Gate Capacitor Structure



Hui H. Yuan, Kai Zhang, Haitao Li, Hao Zhu, John E. Bonevich, Helmut Baumgart, Curt A. Richter, Qiliang Li


Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor capacitors with Bi2Te3 thin film sandwiched and embedded inside the oxide layer have been fabricated and studied. The capacitors exhibit ferroelectric-like hysteresis which is a result of the robust, reversible polarization of Bi2Te3 thin film while the gate voltage sweeps. The temperature-dependent capacitance measurement indicates that the activation energy is about 0.33 eV for separating the electron and hole pairs in the bulk of Bi2Te3, and driving them to either the top or bottom surface of the thin film. Because of the fast polarization speed, potentially excellent endurance, and the CMOS compatibility, the Bi2Te3 embedded MOS structures are very interesting for memory application.
Applied Physics Letters


Topological Insulator, capacitance, Nanoelectronics, Floating-Gate Memory
Created December 8, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018