Atomic layer deposition (ALD) represents one of the most fundamental techniques capable of satisfying the strict technological requirements imposed by the rapidly evolving electronic components industry. The actual scaling trend is rapidly leading to the fabrication of nanoscaled devices able to overcome limits of the present microelectronic technology, of which the memristor is one of the principal candidates. Since their development in 2008, TiO2 thin film memristors have been identified as the future technology for resistive random access memories because of their numerous advantages in producing dense, low power-consuming, three-dimensional memory stacks. The typical features of ALD, such as self-limiting and conformal deposition without lineof- sight requirements, are strong assets for fabricating these nanosized devices. This work focuses on the realization of memristors based on low-temperature ALD TiO2 thin films. In this process, the oxide layer was directly grown on a polymeric photoresist, thus simplifying the fabrication procedure with a direct liftoff patterning instead of a complex dry etching process. The TiO2 thin films deposited in a temperature range of 120–230 C were characterized via Raman spectroscopy and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and electrical current–voltage measurements taken in voltage sweep mode were employed to confirm the existence of resistive switching behaviors typical of memristors. These measurements showed that these low-temperature devices exhibit an ON/OFF ratio comparable to that of a high-temperature memristor, thus exhibiting similar performances with respect to memory applications.
Low-temperature atomic layer deposition of TiO2 thin layers for the processing of memristive devices / Porro, Samuele; Jasmin, Alladin; Bejtka, Katarzyna; Conti, Daniele; Perrone, Denis; Guastella, Salvatore; Pirri, Candido; Chiolerio, Alessandro; Ricciardi, Carlo. - In: JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. A. VACUUM, SURFACES, AND FILMS. - ISSN 0734-2101. - 34:1(2016), p. 01A147.
|Titolo:||Low-temperature atomic layer deposition of TiO2 thin layers for the processing of memristive devices|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.4938465|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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