Abstract

Among the new non-volatile memories gaining attention as a potential replacement for flash technology is the programmable metallization cell (PMC) that works by creating and dissolving a conductive bridge across a solid electrolyte film. This enables switching between a high resistance state (HRS) and a low resistance state (LRS). The dominant mechanism for resistance switching is field dependent ion transport in the film. In this work, we examine, through numerical simulation, the effects of process variation on the impedance characteristics of the PMC in both HRS and LRS, by changing key parameters of the device. These parameters include the material bandgap, affinity and permittivity of each device layer. Finally, we show which parameters have the greatest effects on the impedance behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Volume1692
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Apr 21 2014Apr 25 2014

Other

Other2014 MRS Spring Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period4/21/144/25/14

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Metallizing
low resistance
high resistance
impedance
Solid electrolytes
cells
Energy gap
Permittivity
solid electrolytes
Ions
Data storage equipment
flash
affinity
Computer simulation
dissolving
permittivity
ions
simulation

Keywords

  • ion-solid interactions
  • memory
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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The effects of process variation on the parametric model of the static impedance behavior of programmable metallization cell (PMC). / Saremi, Mehdi; Rajabi, Saba; Barnaby, Hugh; Kozicki, Michael.

Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 1692 Materials Research Society, 2014.

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Saremi, M, Rajabi, S, Barnaby, H & Kozicki, M 2014, The effects of process variation on the parametric model of the static impedance behavior of programmable metallization cell (PMC). in Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. vol. 1692, Materials Research Society, 2014 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, United States, 4/21/14. https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2014.521
Saremi, Mehdi ; Rajabi, Saba ; Barnaby, Hugh ; Kozicki, Michael. / The effects of process variation on the parametric model of the static impedance behavior of programmable metallization cell (PMC). Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 1692 Materials Research Society, 2014.
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