|Title:||High Density Ni Nanocrystals Formed by Coevaporating Ni and SiO(2) Pellets for the Nonvolatile Memory Device Application|
Sze, Simon M.
Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics
|Abstract:||We propose a method to fabricate a Ni nanocrystal structure by simultaneously coevaporating Ni and SiO(2) pellets. An 800 degrees C rapid thermal annealing was used to enhance the Ni nanocrystals to aggregate. Transmission electron microscopy indicates that the formed Ni nanocrystals show a high density distribution of about 4.5x10(12) cm(-2). Then, the memory device using the Ni nanocrystals as charge-trapping centers was fabricated. The Ni nanocrystal memory device has an obvious memory window under capacitance-voltage measurement. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirms the memory effect results from the Ni nanocrystals embedded in the SiO(2) dielectric layer. Moreover, related reliability characteristics have been extracted.|
|Journal:||ELECTROCHEMICAL AND SOLID STATE LETTERS|
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