Two-terminal electronic charge resistance switching device

Patent Number: 10,950,790
Issued: 3/16/2021
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Abstract: A two-terminal memory device and methods for its use are provided. In the device, a bottom electrode is electrically continuous with a first operating terminal, and a control gate electrode is electrically continuous with a second operating terminal. A stack of insulator layers comprising a hopping conduction layer and a tunnel layer is contactingly interposed between the bottom electrode and the control gate electrode. The tunnel layer is thinner than the hopping conduction layer, and it has a wider bandgap than the hopping conduction layer. The hopping conduction layer consists of a material that supports electron hopping transport.
Filed: 2/24/2020
Application Number: 16/798,723
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.