Quantum-cross tunneling junction for high density memory

Hideo Kaiju, Kenji Kondo, Akira Ishibashi

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Abstract

We calculated transport properties of edge-to-edge quantum cross structure that consists of two metal nano-ribbons having edge-to-edge configuration with a tunnel barrier and showed current-voltage characteristics depending on the metal-ribbon thickness (5-30 nm), the barrier height (0.5-1.5 eV) and the barrier thickness (0.5-1.0 nm). Interesting behavior of transport properties is that the metal-ribbon thickness affects the current density due to the quantization of nano-ribbon and also the current density, being dependent on the barrier height and the barrier thickness, decreases with high and thick barrier. These calculated results indicate that we can precisely obtain the information on the material sandwiched between two electrodes, such as the barrier height and the barrier thickness, by a fit of experimental data to our derived equation, and these approaches result in a distinction between the sandwiched material and the electrode.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanostructured and Patterned Materials for Information Storage
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Pages32-37
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781604234138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2006 Nov 272006 Dec 1

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume961
ISSN (Print)0272-9172

Other

Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period06/11/2706/12/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Kaiju, H., Kondo, K., & Ishibashi, A. (2006). Quantum-cross tunneling junction for high density memory. In Nanostructured and Patterned Materials for Information Storage (pp. 32-37). (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings; Vol. 961). Materials Research Society. https://doi.org/10.1557/proc-0961-o05-05