Title: Ti-Induced Recovery Phenomenon of Resistive Switching in ZrO(2) Thin Films
Authors: Lee, Dai-Ying
Wang, Sheng-Yu
Tseng, Tseung-Yuen
Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2010
Abstract: In this study, we used W-probe directly contacted with the as-deposited ZrO(2) films to perform the resistive switching (RS) phenomenon, and the ZrO(2)-based device finally came to break down (defined as BD-ZrO(2)/Pt device). A remarkable phenomenon called "recovery" was observed, where the RS phenomenon appeared again in a broken ZrO(2)-based device after Ti top electrode deposition. On the contrary, there was no such phenomenon while the Pt and Al top electrodes were deposited on the BD-ZrO(2)/Pt devices. The Ti-induced recovery phenomenon of RS could be explained by the effects of the interface layer formation. The interface layers, TiO(z) and ZrO(y), served as the oxygen reservoir and the series resistance, respectively, to provide sufficient oxygen ions for inducing the redox reaction of the conducting filament near the ZrO(y) layer. Moreover, it also interpreted the high yield of the Ti/ZrO(2)/Pt device. Therefore, the interface engineering of the resistive random access memory device is found very crucial to improve its performance for future commercial applications. (C) 2010 The Electrochemical Society. [DOI: 10.1149/1.3428462] All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/1.3428462
ISSN: 0013-4651
DOI: 10.1149/1.3428462
Volume: 157
Issue: 7
Begin Page: G166
End Page: G169
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