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Harmonic Analysis of the Nonlinear Response of Graphene Oxide-Based Memristors

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Vercik, Andres [1]
Total Authors: 1
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Adv Mat Grp, Anim Sci & Food Engn Coll, BR-13635000 Pirassununga, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES; v. 68, n. 10, p. 4938-4943, OCT 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

New technologies are continuously investigated to overcome the physical limitations of the downscaling process of microelectronic industry in order to perpetuate the miniaturization of devices as well as to enhance their capabilities. Memories are important components of almost any modern system. Applications, such as portable devices for which magnetic storage is not viable, prompt the search for universal memories that combine writing and retention capabilities. In this context, materials and structures that exhibit resistive switching are of utmost importance for the development of nonvolatile memories. In this context, graphene oxide has emerged as a promising resistive medium in metal-insulator-metal memory structures, because of the low cost and easy processing. Despite the controversy on the switching mechanism, graphene oxide-based memristors have also been proposed as self-selective memory elements. Nonlinearity is a fundamental characteristic of any memristor. In this work, we explore the occurrence of switching in graphene oxide, even when weak nonlinearities are observed. Metal-graphene oxide-metal structures were subjected to voltage cycling by applying triangular inputs and measuring the current. The nonlinearities were quantified by harmonic analysis, using total harmonic distortion as a figure of merit. An increasing nonlinear behavior is observed as the condition for switching is built up for increasing input amplitudes. This parameter allows an earlier identification of the set process. The harmonic analysis helps to discriminate the nonlinear perturbation to the linear response and allowing modeling of the current-voltage curve. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/23890-7 - Study of the electrical transport mechanisms in piezoresistive nanocomposites for use in artificial skin ans biossensors
Grantee:Andrés Vercik
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants