A novel nanoionics-based switch for microwave applications

James A. Nessel, Richard Q. Lee, Carl H. Mueller, Michael Kozicki, Minghan Ren, Jacki Morse

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Abstract

This paper reports the development and characterization of a novel switching device for use in microwave systems. The device utilizes a switching mechanism based on nanoionics, in which mobile ions within a solid electrolyte undergo an electrochemical process to form and remove a conductive metallic "bridge" to define the change of state. The nanoionics-based switch has demonstrated an insertion loss of ∼0.5dB, isolation of >30dB, low voltage operation (IV), low power (∼pW) and low energy (∼nJ) consumption, and excellent linearity up to 6 GHz. The switch requires fewer bias operations (due to non-volatile nature) and has a simple planar geometry allowing for novel device structures and easy integration into microwave power distribution circuits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, MTT
Pages1050-1054
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 12 2008
Event2008 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, MTT - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2008Jun 20 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
ISSN (Print)0149-645X

Other

Other2008 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, MTT
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period6/15/086/20/08

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Keywords

  • Microwave switches
  • Nanotechnology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Nessel, J. A., Lee, R. Q., Mueller, C. H., Kozicki, M., Ren, M., & Morse, J. (2008). A novel nanoionics-based switch for microwave applications. In 2008 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, MTT (pp. 1050-1054). [4633016] (IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest). https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2008.4633016