Graphene and related materials for resistive random access memories

Hui, F., Grustan Gutierrez, E. , Long, S., Liu, Q., Ott, A. K., Ferrari, A. C. and Lanza, M. (2017) Graphene and related materials for resistive random access memories. Advanced Electronic Materials, 3(8), 1600195. (doi: 10.1002/aelm.201600195)

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Graphene and related materials (GRMs) are promising candidates for the fabrication of resistive random access memories (RRAMs). Here, this emerging field is analyzed, classified, and evaluated, and the performance of a number of RRAM prototypes using GRMs is summarized. Graphene oxide, amorphous carbon films, transition metal dichalcogenides, hexagonal boron nitride and black phosphorous can be used as resistive switching media, in which the switching can be governed either by the migration of intrinsic species or penetration of metallic ions from adjacent layers. Graphene can be used as an electrode to provide flexibility and transparency, as well as an interface layer between the electrode and dielectric to block atomic diffusion, reduce power consumption, suppress surface effects, limit the number of conductive filaments in the dielectric, and improve device integration. GRM‐based RRAMs fit some non‐volatile memory technological requirements, such as low operating voltages (<1V) and switching times (<10 ns), but others, like retention >10 years, endurance >109 cycles and power consumption ≈10 pJ per transition still remain a challenge. More technology‐oriented studies including reliability and variability analyses may lead to the development of GRMs‐based RRAMs with realistic possibilities of commercialization.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grustan Gutierrez, Dr Enric
Authors: Hui, F., Grustan Gutierrez, E., Long, S., Liu, Q., Ott, A. K., Ferrari, A. C., and Lanza, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:Advanced Electronic Materials
ISSN (Online):2199-160X
Published Online:31 May 2017

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