Resistive switching in TiO2 nanocolumn arrays electrochemically grown
Resistive switching in metal oxides, especially in TiO2, has been intensively investigated for potential application in non-volatile memory microdevices. As one of the working mechanisms, a conducting filament consisting of a substoichiometric oxide phase is created within the oxide layer. With the aim of investigating the filament formation in spatially confined elements, we fabricate arrays of self-ordered TiO2 nanocolumns by porous-anodic-alumina (PAA)-assisted anodizing, incorporate them into solid-state microdevices, study their electron transport properties, and reveal that this anodizing approach is suitable for growing TiO2 nanostructures exhibiting resistive switching. The electrical properties and resistive switching behavior are both dependent on the electrolytic formation conditions, influencing the concentration and distribution of oxygen vacancies in the nanocolumn material during the film growth. Therefore, the PAA-assisted TiO2 nanocolumn arrays can be considered as a platform for investigating various phenomena related to resistive switching in valve metal oxides at the nanoscale.
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SourceJournal of Physics: Conference Series. 2017, vol. 829, issue 1, p. 012001-012001.
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