Semiconductor-Free Nonvolatile Resistive Switching Memory Devices Based on Metal Nanogaps Fabricated on Flexible Substrates via Adhesion Lithography

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622788
Title:
Semiconductor-Free Nonvolatile Resistive Switching Memory Devices Based on Metal Nanogaps Fabricated on Flexible Substrates via Adhesion Lithography
Authors:
Semple, James; Wyatt-Moon, Gwenhivir; Georgiadou, Dimitra G.; McLachlan, Martyn A.; Anthopoulos, Thomas D. ( 0000-0002-0978-8813 )
Abstract:
Electronic memory cells are of critical importance in modern-day computing devices, including emerging technology sectors such as large-area printed electronics. One technology that has being receiving significant interest in recent years is resistive switching primarily due to its low dimensionality and nonvolatility. Here, we describe the development of resistive switching memory device arrays based on empty aluminum nanogap electrodes. By employing adhesion lithography, a low-temperature and large-area compatible nanogap fabrication technique, dense arrays of memory devices are demonstrated on both rigid and flexible plastic substrates. As-prepared devices exhibit nonvolatile memory operation with stable endurance, resistance ratios >10⁴ and retention times of several months. An intermittent analysis of the electrode microstructure reveals that controlled resistive switching is due to migration of metal from the electrodes into the nanogap under the application of an external electric field. This alternative form of resistive random access memory is promising for use in emerging sectors such as large-area electronics as well as in electronics for harsh environments, e.g., space, high/low temperature, magnetic influences, radiation, vibration, and pressure.
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Materials Science and Engineering Program; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Semple J, Wyatt-Moon G, Georgiadou DG, McLachlan MA, Anthopoulos TD (2017) Semiconductor-Free Nonvolatile Resistive Switching Memory Devices Based on Metal Nanogaps Fabricated on Flexible Substrates via Adhesion Lithography. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices: 1–8. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TED.2016.2638499.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Issue Date:
2-Jan-2017
DOI:
10.1109/TED.2016.2638499
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0018-9383; 1557-9646
Sponsors:
This work was supported in part by the European Research Council AMPRO under Grant 280221, in part by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under Grant EP/P505550/1, and in part by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large Area Electronics (CIM-LAE) under Grant EP/K03099X/1
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dc.contributor.authorSemple, Jamesen
dc.contributor.authorWyatt-Moon, Gwenhiviren
dc.contributor.authorGeorgiadou, Dimitra G.en
dc.contributor.authorMcLachlan, Martyn A.en
dc.contributor.authorAnthopoulos, Thomas D.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-29T13:51:39Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-29T13:51:39Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-02en
dc.identifier.citationSemple J, Wyatt-Moon G, Georgiadou DG, McLachlan MA, Anthopoulos TD (2017) Semiconductor-Free Nonvolatile Resistive Switching Memory Devices Based on Metal Nanogaps Fabricated on Flexible Substrates via Adhesion Lithography. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices: 1–8. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TED.2016.2638499.en
dc.identifier.issn0018-9383en
dc.identifier.issn1557-9646en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/TED.2016.2638499en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622788-
dc.description.abstractElectronic memory cells are of critical importance in modern-day computing devices, including emerging technology sectors such as large-area printed electronics. One technology that has being receiving significant interest in recent years is resistive switching primarily due to its low dimensionality and nonvolatility. Here, we describe the development of resistive switching memory device arrays based on empty aluminum nanogap electrodes. By employing adhesion lithography, a low-temperature and large-area compatible nanogap fabrication technique, dense arrays of memory devices are demonstrated on both rigid and flexible plastic substrates. As-prepared devices exhibit nonvolatile memory operation with stable endurance, resistance ratios >10⁴ and retention times of several months. An intermittent analysis of the electrode microstructure reveals that controlled resistive switching is due to migration of metal from the electrodes into the nanogap under the application of an external electric field. This alternative form of resistive random access memory is promising for use in emerging sectors such as large-area electronics as well as in electronics for harsh environments, e.g., space, high/low temperature, magnetic influences, radiation, vibration, and pressure.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported in part by the European Research Council AMPRO under Grant 280221, in part by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under Grant EP/P505550/1, and in part by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large Area Electronics (CIM-LAE) under Grant EP/K03099X/1en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7803587/en
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dc.subjectresistive switchingen
dc.subjectFlexible electronicsen
dc.subjectnanogap electrodesen
dc.subjectnonvolatile memoryen
dc.titleSemiconductor-Free Nonvolatile Resistive Switching Memory Devices Based on Metal Nanogaps Fabricated on Flexible Substrates via Adhesion Lithographyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devicesen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Plasic Electronics, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, U.K.en
kaust.authorAnthopoulos, Thomas D.en
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