High-resistance state (HRS) current has significant effect on the reliability and power consumption of resistive switching memories. Low HRS current is helpful for obtaining ultra-low power and for high ON/OFF ratio nonvolatile memory application. The reduced HRS current of a sol-gel magnesium titanate nickelate-based resistive random access memory by using nickel (II) acetylacetone as substitute for acetylacetone in magnesium titanate (MTO) was presented. Forming-free, high ON/OFF ratio of over 106, excellent current distribution and good retention at 85 °C were achieved. Moreover, the effect of nickel (Ni) on the surface roughness, operation voltage, switching cycles, HRS current, ON/OFF ratio, current distribution, and switching behavior was explored. These results indicate that the incorporation of Ni in sol-gel MTO is an effective way to achieve high-performance memory devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering