Volatile and nonvolatile selective operation of a two-terminal gap-type atomic switch

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Tohru Tsuruoka, Masakazu Aono

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Abstract

Volatile and nonvolatile switching are selectively operated using a two-terminal gap-type atomic switch by choosing a sweeping bias range. The amount of Ag atoms those precipitate from an Ag2S electrode in the turning-on process is a function of a bias. Using a bias larger than the threshold bias, enough number of Ag atoms precipitate to make a bridge to the counter electrode, resulting in the nonvolatile operation. A bias smaller than the threshold bias does not make a bridge, and Ag atoms return to an Ag2S electrode while decreasing a bias to zero, resulting in the volatile operation. The selective operations are enabled by controlling electrochemical potentials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1800-1803
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479934324
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2014 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 2014 Jun 12014 Jun 5

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
ISSN (Print)0271-4310

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2014
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period14/6/114/6/5

Keywords

  • atomic switch
  • electrochemical potential
  • selective operation
  • volatile and nonvolatile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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