Frequency-dependent dielectric response of ferroelectric–dielectric junction with negative electric capacitance
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Bijenička 32, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Accepted: 29 June 2020
Published online: 14 July 2020
We calculated the frequency-dependent dielectric response (electric susceptibility) of layered ferroelectric–dielectric junction, biased by the time-dependent harmonic voltage with single frequency . Working point is stabilized, by the charge boundary condition between the layers, in the region with negative electric capacitance. The static susceptibility is negative and the relative dielectric constant is smaller than 1, clearly indicating the opposite direction of electric field and polarization in the ferroelectric layer due to the negative electric capacitance. At finite frequencies, this sign is preserved in real part of susceptibility which gains the frequency dependence. Also, frequency-dependent imaginary part arises due to the phase shift between electric field and polarization. The type of that frequency dependence in linear regime is the so-called relaxation (Debye) response, i.e., and , where is the polarization switching time characteristic to ferroelectric material. In particular, we modeled the junction of ferroelectric BaTiO and dielectric AlO, taking the experimental values of material parameters, and addressed the role of nonlinearity with respect to result of the linear response theory.
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