Oxide nanowires for nonvolatile memory applications

K. Nagashima, T. Yanagida

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Abstract

Nanowires provide unique tools for scaling down in semiconductor electronics and the fundamental understanding of nanoscale physical phenomena, which are not accessible in conventional lithography. Resistive random access memory (ReRAM) is an emergent concept in nonvolatile memory to overcome the limitations of flash memory technology; however, its potential scalability and the fundamental nanoscale mechanism have been controversial. This chapter reviews oxide nanowire-based ReRAM. The oxide nanowire allows for ultrasmall device architecture such as a segmented memory cell in a single nanowire and a cross-bar memory cell at a nanowire junction. Furthermore, the nanoscale physical mechanisms of ReRAM are directly extracted by the confined space of the oxide nanowire. First, the memory performance of oxide nanowire ReRAM, including their cell sizes, is discussed, and later, the detailed mechanism, the challenging issues, and the application field of oxide nanowire ReRAM are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMagnetic Nano- and Microwires
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Synthesis, Properties and Applications
PublisherElsevier
Pages489-524
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)9780081001646
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 28 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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