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Investigation of ferroelectric capacitors for nonvolatile memory applications

Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Ferroelectric materials for next generation nonvolatile memory applications.

Dynamic random access memories used today can retain data only for a short duration of time. They store data in the form of mobile charges on a capacitor which gradually leaks away through various leakage paths. A large amount of energy is spent for periodic refresh cycles to maintain the data. One way to improve the retention of the data is by storing the data in the form of electric polarization charge inside ferroelectric materials.

In this internship, you will have an opportunity to work with and learn from a team of experts in the area of ferroelectric materials and devices. You will get to learn different characterization methods such as charge-voltage, capacitance-voltage, and current-voltage measurements for investigation of ferroelectric capacitors. You will be using these techniques to study fatigue and retention behaviour of different material stacks. Experience on programming and scripting languages such as MATLAB or Octave is needed for processing of measured data. Any prior knowledge and experience on electrical measurements will also be welcomed.

Type of project: Internship

Duration: 6 months

Required degree: Master of Engineering Technology, Master of Engineering Science, Master of Science

Required background: Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Physics

Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Amey Walke (

Imec allowance will be provided for students studying at a non-Belgian university.