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Fractal Properties and Applications of Dendritic Filaments in Programmable Metallization Cells


Abstract Programmable metallization cell (PMC) technology employs the mechanisms of metal ion transport in solid electrolytes (SE) and electrochemical redox reactions in order to form metallic electrodeposits. When a positive bias is applied to an anode opposite to a cathode, atoms at the anode are oxidized to ions and dissolve into the SE. Under the influence of the electric field, the ions move to the cathode and become reduced to form the electrodeposits. These electrodeposits are filamentary in nature and persistent, and since they are metallic can alter the physical characteristics of the material on which they are formed. PMCs can be used as next generation memories, radio frequency (RF) switches and physical unclonable functions (PUFs).

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Created Date 2015
Contributor Yu, Weijie (Author) / Kozicki, Michael N (Advisor) / Barnaby, Hugh (Advisor) / Diaz, Rodolfo (Committee member) / Goryll, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / fractal property / ion hopping / kinetic Monte Carlo simulation / physical unclonable function / programmable metallization cell / RF switch
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 140 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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