Resistive Switching and Current Conduction for Thermally Grown NiO Thin Film
The unipolar resistive switching (URS) properties were investigated for NiO thin film prepared by thermal oxidation of the deposited Ni layer on Pt substrate. The turn-on voltage (Vset) shows apparent variation, at which switching from a high-resistance state (off) to a low-resistance state (on) occurs. The formation and rupture of a conducting channel are commonly proposed to explain the bistable conduction states, so called the filament model. The Vset polarity and instability are discussed in the light of the filament model and the results agree with the p-type carriers known in NiO film. Current-voltage data of the on-state conduction in full-log scale follow the ohmic behavior and the temperature dependence shows the relatively stable essence. The off-state current displays space-charge limited (SCL) relation at higher field and reveals a positive temperature dependence. The dominance of the off-state conduction for resistance swtich effect is emphasized and analyzed using the impedance spectroscopy.
Chengming Li, Chengbao Jiang, Zhiyong Zhong and Yichun Zhou
C. H. Lai et al., "Resistive Switching and Current Conduction for Thermally Grown NiO Thin Film", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 687, pp. 163-166, 2011