화학공학소재연구정보센터
Current Applied Physics, Vol.19, No.12, 1421-1426, 2019
Mechanism analysis of switching direction transformation in an Er2O3 based RRAM device
The resistive random access memory (RRAM) based on resistive switching effect has considered to be the most advanced next generation memory, in which the switching direction determines the order of reading-writing. In this work, the rare-earth metal Er2O3 was used as functional layer, and Ag and indium-tin-oxide (ITO) are selected as top and bottom electrode to fabricate resistive switching device. Further, it is observed that the switching direction and memory window of resistive switching device can be regulated by exchanging top and bottom electrode. Moreover, the complementary switching memory behavior in Ag/Er2O3/ITO/Er2O3/Ag structure was also observed. Through mechanism analysis, it is expected that the barrier changes and metal-ions oxidation-reduction should be responsible for the conversion of switching direction and regulation of memory window. This work opens up a way to the development of next generation new concept memory.