Fully-Coupled Simulation of the Temperature Effect on Negative Capacitance Ferroelectric Devices

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Conference Proceeding

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2021 IEEE Latin America Electron Devices Conference (LAEDC)




In this paper, fully-coupled Landau-Khalatnikov (LK) and semiconductor equations are solved in a fully coupled manner to study the temperature effect on negative capacitance (NC) in ferroelectric (FE) devices the validity of the framework is carefully verified with analytical calculations. LK parameters are calibrated to experiment the temperature effects (100K to 500K) on the FE capacitors and FE junctionless double-gate field-effect transistor (FE-JL-DG-FET) without an internal metal gate are studied. It is found that the FE effect on negative capacitance increases at a lower temperature in both FE capacitor and FET. High dielectric constant (dielectric constant, ϵox = 39) oxide is required to achieve super-steep subthreshold slope (2.9mV/dec) in 300K. If regular silicon dioxide (ϵox = 3.9) is used, a temperature as low as 100K is required to maintain the NC effect. It is also found that at high VD, the NC effect disappears earlier than low VD.


Ferroelectric, Junctionless FET, Negative Capacitance, TCAD Simulation, Temperature Effect


Electrical Engineering