Effects of finite electrical resistance on the polarization measurement of ferroelectric capacitors

M. Brazier, Said Mansour, E. Paton, M. Mcelfresh

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Abstract

The polarization of a Pb(Zr 0.6Ti 0.4)O 3 capacitor was measured before and after fatigue using both a Sawyer-Tower circuit and the RT-66A Ferroelectric Test Unit. Discrepancies were observed in various polarization measurements performed after fatigue. This disparity may be explained by considering the effect a change in the electrical resistance of the capacitor after fatigue has on the polarization measurements. This explanation was established by observing the effect a shunt resistor placed in parallel with the sample capacitor has on the various polarization measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Ferroelectrics
Pages79-89
Number of pages11
Volume18
Edition1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ferroelectric capacitor
  • Polarization measurement
  • Resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Brazier, M., Mansour, S., Paton, E., & Mcelfresh, M. (1998). Effects of finite electrical resistance on the polarization measurement of ferroelectric capacitors. In Integrated Ferroelectrics (1-4 ed., Vol. 18, pp. 79-89)