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Study of the Effect of Metal/Semiconductor Interface Properties on a Resistance Switching Device

  • Manuel Villafuerte (a1), Silvia P. Heluani (a2), Gabriel Juárez (a3), David Comedi (a4), Gabriel Braunstein (a5) and Federico Golmar (a6)...

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N-doped ZnO thin films were deposited by pulsed laser deposition on SiO2/Si substrates. X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the films had the wurtzite structure, and were highly oriented along the c-axis direction. Au and Al electrical contacts were deposited by sputtering on the top surface of the samples, forming a two-terminal structure in each case. The current-voltage characteristics of the two terminal structure, and the temperature dependence of the resistance switching effect, were studied in the 125-300 K temperature range. The results of these measurements are presented and discussed in terms of the different Schottky barrier heights, as well as in terms of interfacial defect-induced gap states.

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Study of the Effect of Metal/Semiconductor Interface Properties on a Resistance Switching Device

  • Manuel Villafuerte (a1), Silvia P. Heluani (a2), Gabriel Juárez (a3), David Comedi (a4), Gabriel Braunstein (a5) and Federico Golmar (a6)...

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