Y. Sun, N. He, Y. Wang, Q. Yuan and D. Wen
Nano Energy 98, 107252 (2022)
Multilevel data memory and artificial synaptic plasticity in poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) [P(VDF-TrFE)] ferroelectric field effect transistors were demonstrated. The dynamics of ferroelectric polarization transformation modulate potential of transistor channel, and adjust the electric field of the P(VDF-TrFE) ferroelectric film by potential along channel direction, thus realizing the multilevel nonvolatile memory state. The artificial synaptic plasticity of transistor is simulated, and the long-term plasticity of excited/inhibited postsynaptic current, paired impulse facilitation/inhibition, and spike-rate-dependent plasticity is realized. In long-term potentiation/depression simulation of devices, the conductivity symmetry and linearity are improved by setting the amplitude of the pulse increments. In addition, the vector-matrix multiplication operation was performed in a crossbar array. This work demonstrates the scheme to develop the P(VDF-TrFE) transistors-based multilevel memory and neural morphological computing.