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Resistive switching in metallic Ag2S memristors due to a local overheating induced phase transition

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Abstract

Resistive switchings in nanometer-scale metallic junctions formed between an inert metallic tip and an Ag film covered by a thin Ag2S layer are investigated as a function of temperature at different biasing conditions. The observed switching threshold voltages along with the ON and OFF state resistances are quantitatively understood by taking the local overheating of the junction volume and the resulting structural phase transition of the Ag2S matrix into account. Our results demonstrate that the essential characteristics of the resistive switching in Ag2S based nanojunctions can be routinely optimized by suitable sample preparation and biasing schemes.

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The article was received on 19 Apr 2015, accepted on 25 May 2015 and first published on 28 May 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5NR02536B
Citation: Nanoscale, 2015,7, 11248-11254
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    Resistive switching in metallic Ag2S memristors due to a local overheating induced phase transition

    A. Gubicza, M. Csontos, A. Halbritter and G. Mihály, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 11248
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NR02536B

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