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Ferroelectric tunnel junctions

Beyond the barrier

Employing a semiconducting electrode in a ferroelectric tunnel junction boosts the resistance switching effect.

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Figure 1: Spontaneous polarization and its readout in a ferroelectric capacitor and in an FTJ.
Figure 2: Schematic band diagram of an FTJ.


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