DRC 2014
Conference paper

The origin of massive nonlinearity in Mixed-Ionic-Electronic-Conduction (MIEC)-based Access Devices, as revealed by numerical device simulation

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Numerical modeling is used to explain the origin of the large ON/OFF ratios, ultra-low leakage, and high ON current densities exhibited by BEOL-friendly Access Devices (AD) based on Cu-containing MIEC materials [1-5]. Motion of large populations of copper ions and vacancies leads to exponential increases in hole current, with a turn-ON voltage that depends on material bandgap. Device simulations match experimental observations as a function of temperature, electrode aspect-ratio, thickness, and device CD. © 2014 IEEE.