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Lateral Programmable Metallization Cell Devices And Applications

Abstract Programmable Metallization Cell (PMC) is a technology platform which utilizes mass transport in solid or liquid electrolyte coupled with electrochemical (redox) reactions to form or remove nanoscale metallic electrodeposits on or in the electrolyte. The ability to redistribute metal mass and form metallic nanostructure in or on a structure in situ, via the application of a bias on laterally placed electrodes, creates a large number of promising applications. A novel PMC-based lateral microwave switch was fabricated and characterized for use in microwave systems. It has demonstrated low insertion loss, high isolation, low voltage operation, low power and low energy consumption, and excellent linearity. Due to its non-volatile nature the swit... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Ren, Minghan (Author) / Kozicki, Michael (Advisor) / Schroder, Dieter (Committee member) / Roedel, Ronald (Committee member) / Barnaby, Hugh (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical Engineering / dendritic electrode / microwave switches / nanotechnology / plasmonics / PMC
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 141 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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