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Simulation Models for Programmable Metallization Cells


Abstract Advances in software and applications continue to demand advances in memory. The ideal memory would be non-volatile and have maximal capacity, speed, retention time, endurance, and radiation hardness while also having minimal physical size, energy usage, and cost. The programmable metallization cell (PMC) is an emerging memory technology that is likely to surpass flash memory in all the listed ideal memory characteristics. A comprehensive physics-based model is needed to fully understand PMC operation and aid in design optimization. With the intent of advancing the PMC modeling effort, this thesis presents two simulation models for the PMC. The first model is a finite element model based on Silvaco Atlas finite element analysis software. Li... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Oleksy, David Ryan (Author) / Barnaby, Hugh J (Advisor) / Kozicki, Michael N (Committee member) / Edwards, Arthur H (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / CBRAM / PMC / programmable metallization cell / RRAM / simulation model
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 69 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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Description PMC numerical model written in M for Octave/MATLAB