Effects of Y dopant on Lattice Distortion and Electrical Properties of In3SbTe2 Phase-Change Material

Title
Effects of Y dopant on Lattice Distortion and Electrical Properties of In3SbTe2 Phase-Change Material
Authors
김용태이광렬김승철Minho ChoiHeechae ChoiSehyun KwonJinho Ahn
Issue Date
2017-09
Publisher
Physica status solidi. Rapid Research Letters : PSS.
Citation
VOL 10-1700275-5
Abstract
Using a computational high-throughput screening method, 29 doping elements have been investigated for improving the thermal and electrical characteristics of In3SbTe2 (IST) phase-change material. Among the 29 dopants, it is found that Y offers largest distortion in the lattice structure of IST with negative doping formation energy while Y substitutes the In site. The atomic lattice images clearly show that the In site is substituted by Y and the distortion angles of the Y-doped IST (Y-IST) are well matched with the calculated results of density functional theory (DFT). Set/reset speed of the Y-IST phase-change memory is faster than IST and Ge2Sb2Te5 (GST) devices, which is strongly related with the fast and stable phase transition due to the larger lattice distortion. The power consumption of the Y-IST device is also less than a fourth of that of the GST device.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/66213
ISSN
1862-6254
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