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Title: An unusual route to polarization reversal in ferroelectric ultrathin nanowires

Ferroelectric nanowires are promising candidates for miniaturized ferroelectric devices. Some potential nanoscale applications of the nanowires, such as ultra high density ferroelectric memory, utilize their reversible polarization. To meet the ever increasing demand for low energy consumption, it is extremely desirable to reduce the operational fields associated with polarization reversal. In this Letter, we use first-principles-based simulations to explore an unusual route to polarization reversal that utilizes a combination of relatively low bias field and THz pulsed radiation. Such an approach allows for lower operational fields and may lead to other potential applications such as THz radiation sensing and remote switches.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22304479
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 105; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DEMAND; DENSITY; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; EV RANGE; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; NANOWIRES; POLARIZATION; PULSES; QUANTUM WIRES; SWITCHES; THZ RANGE