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This work presents the first demonstration of high temperature energy storage, using HfO2 MIM capacitors, for energy scavenging in hostile environments. The work builds upon previous efforts to make capacitors operational at temperatures in excess of 600K and aims to provide a scalable capacitor based storage technology. Presented are the results of storage decay for both 35nm and 60nm HfO2 dielectrics with device areas between 0.785x10(-4) cm(2) and 1.02x10(-3) cm(2). Results show a 10 fold reduction in open circuit voltage decay (OCVD) rate for the thicker dielectric devices. It was also shown that the OCVD rate can be decreased with serial connection of the capacitors, further increasing the stability of the stored voltage with temperature. The effect of reducing the capacitance by increasing the dielectric thickness does not have a detrimental effect on the OCVD rate due to the substantial reduction in dielectric leakage.
Author(s): Barker S, Miao B, Brennan D, Wright NG, Horsfall AB
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: IEEE Sensors
Year of Conference: 2009
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