Solid-State Memcapacitors and Their Applications

Jacek Flak, Jonne K. Poikonen

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    This chapter introduces the concept of a memcapacitor, and reviews different approaches to its physical realization. Also, practical constraints for their usage are assessed. Because of their compatibility with traditional circuit integration technologies, two approaches are particularly interesting: the ferroelectric capacitor and the memcapacitor constructed by appending metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor with a memristive switching layer. Ferroelectric capacitors have already been in use for many years so the properties of this technology are relatively well researched. The MIM-memristor hybrid structure can take advantage of the vital research on memristive memories. With sufficiently large ratio of the OFF and ON resistances of a memristive material, the compound structure behaves as a memcapacitive system. Finally, the potential of memcapacitors for memory and logic applications as well as for artificial neural networks are discussed
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMemristor Networks
    EditorsAndrew Adamatzky, Leon Chua
    Place of PublicationCham
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-02630-5
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-02629-9, 978-3-319-35231-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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