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Semiconductor diode with external field modulation

United States Patent

6,013,950
January 11, 2000
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A non-destructive-readout nonvolatile semiconductor diode switching device that may be used as a memory element is disclosed. The diode switching device is formed with a ferroelectric material disposed above a rectifying junction to control the conduction characteristics therein by means of a remanent polarization. The invention may be used for the formation of integrated circuit memories for the storage of information.
Nasby; Robert D. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 245,785
May 19, 1994
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.