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The over-reset phenomenon in Ta2O5 RRAM device investigated by the RTN-based defect probing technique

Chai, Z, Zhang, WD, Freitas, P, Hatem, F, Zhang, JF, Marsland, J, Govoreanu, B, Goux, L, Kar, GS, Hall, S, Chalker, P and Robertson, J (2018) The over-reset phenomenon in Ta2O5 RRAM device investigated by the RTN-based defect probing technique. IEEE Electron Device Letters. ISSN 0741-3106 (Accepted)

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Abstract

IEEE Despite the tremendous efforts in the past decade devoted to the development of filamentary resistive-switching devices (RRAM), there is still a lack of in-depth understanding of its over-reset phenomenon. At higher reset stop voltages that exceed a certain threshold, the resistance at high resistance state reduces, leading to an irrecoverable window reduction. The over-reset phenomenon limits the maximum resistance window that can be achieved by using a higher Vreset, which also degrades its potential in applications such as multi-level memory and neuromorphic synapses. In this work, the over-reset is investigated by cyclic reset operations with incremental stop voltages, and is explained by defect generation in the filament constriction region of Ta2O5 RRAM devices. This is supported by the statistical spatial defects profile obtained from the random telegraph noise based defect probing technique. The impact of forming compliance current on the over-reset is also evaluated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0906 Electrical And Electronic Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Publisher: IEEE
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 09:13
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 09:13
DOI or Identification number: 10.1109/LED.2018.2833149
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8673

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