Solid-electrolyte nanometer switch

Naoki Banno, Toshitsugu Sakamoto, Noriyuki Iguchi, Hisao Kawaura, Shunichi Kaeriyama, Masayuki Mizuno, Kozuya Terabe, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Masakazu Aono

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We have developed a solid-electrolyte nonvolatile switch (here we refer as NanoBridge) with a low ON resistance and its small size. When we use a NanoBridge to switch elements in a programmable logic device, the chip size (or die cost) can be reduced and performance (speed and power consumption) can be enhanced. Developing this application required solving a couple of problems. First, the switching voltage of the NanoBridge (∼ 0.3 V) needed to be larger than the operating voltage of the logic circuit (> 1 V). Second, the programming current (> 1 mA) needed to be suppressed to avoid large power consumption. We demonstrate how the Nanobridge enhances the switching voltage and reduces the programming current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1492-1498
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrochemical reaction
  • Ion diffusion
  • Programmable logic
  • Solid-electrolyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Banno, N., Sakamoto, T., Iguchi, N., Kawaura, H., Kaeriyama, S., Mizuno, M., Terabe, K., Hasegawa, T., & Aono, M. (2006). Solid-electrolyte nanometer switch. IEICE Transactions on Electronics, E89-C(11), 1492-1498.