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Simplified ZrTiO x -based RRAM cell structure with rectifying characteristics by integrating Ni/n + -Si diode


, : Simplified ZrTiO x -based RRAM cell structure with rectifying characteristics by integrating Ni/n + -Si diode. Nanoscale Research Letters 9(1): 275-275

A simplified one-diode one-resistor (1D1R) resistive switching memory cell that uses only four layers of TaN/ZrTiO x /Ni/n(+)-Si was proposed to suppress sneak current where TaN/ZrTiO x /Ni can be regarded as a resistive-switching random access memory (RRAM) device while Ni/n(+)-Si acts as an Schottky diode. This is the first RRAM cell structure that employs metal/semiconductor Schottky diode for current rectifying. The 1D1R cell exhibits bipolar switching behavior with SET/RESET voltage close to 1 V without requiring a forming process. More importantly, the cell shows tight resistance distribution for different states, significantly rectifying characteristics with forward/reverse current ratio higher than 10(3) and a resistance ratio larger than 10(3) between two states. Furthermore, the cell also displays desirable reliability performance in terms of long data retention time of up to 10(4) s and robust endurance of 10(5) cycles. Based on the promising characteristics, the four-layer 1D1R structure holds the great potential for next-generation nonvolatile memory technology.

US$19.90

PMID: 24936165

DOI: 10.1186/1556-276X-9-275


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