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Simulating Radial Dendrite Growth

Abstract The formation of dendrites in materials is usually seen as a failure-inducing defect in devices. Naturally, most research views dendrites as a problem needing a solution while focusing on process control techniques and post-mortem analysis of various stress patterns with the ultimate goal of total suppression of the structures. However, programmable metallization cell (PMC) technology embraces dendrite formation in chalcogenide glasses by utilizing the nascent conductive filaments as its core operative element. Furthermore, exciting More-than-Moore capabilities in the realms of device watermarking and hardware encryption schema are made possible by the random nature of dendritic branch growth. While dendritic structures have been observed a... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Foss, Ryan Martin (Author) / Kozicki, Michael N (Advisor) / Barnaby, Hugh (Committee member) / Allee, David R (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Dendrite Growth / Dendrite Morphology / Mott-Gurney Ion Hopping / PMC / Radial Growth / Simulation Model
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 65 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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