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

Other

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

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Hasegawa, T., Tsuruoka, T., & Aono, M. (2014). Volatile and nonvolatile selective operation of a two-terminal gap-type atomic switch. In Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (pp. 1800-1803). [6865506] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2014.6865506