Resistive Switching of Ta2O5-Based Self-Rectifying Vertical-Type Resistive Switching Memory
- Resistive Switching of Ta2O5-Based Self-Rectifying Vertical-Type Resistive Switching Memory
- 김성근; Sungyeon Ryu; Byung Joon Choi
- Resistive switching; Ta2O5
- Issue Date
- Journal of electronic materials
- VOL 47, NO 1-166
- To efficiently increase the capacity of resistive switching random-access memory (RRAM) while maintaining the same area, a vertical structure similar to a vertical NAND flash structure is needed. In addition, the sneak-path current through the half-selected neighboring memory cell should be mitigated by integrating a selector device with each RRAM cell. In this study, an integrated vertical-type RRAM cell and selector device was fabricated and characterized. Ta2O5 as the switching layer and TaOxNy as the selector layer were used to preliminarily study the feasibility of such an integrated device. To make the side contact of the bottom electrode with active layers, a thick Al2O3 insulating layer was placed between the Pt bottom electrode and the Ta2O5/TaOxNy stacks. Resistive switching phenomena were observed under relatively low currents (below 10 mu A) in this vertical-type RRAM device. The TaOxNy layer acted as a nonlinear resistor with moderate nonlinearity. Its low-resistance-state and high-resistance-state were well retained up to 1000 s.
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