Strategic allocation of two-dimensional van der Waals semiconductor as an oxygen reservoir for boosting resistive switching reliability

Seung Jong Yoo, Raphael Edem Agbenyeke, Heenang Choi, Kanghyeok Jeon, Jin Joo Ryu, Taeyong Eom, Bo Keun Park, Taek Mo Chung, Doo Seok Jeong, Wooseok Song, Gun Hwan Kim

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2-dimensional materials are highlighted in various electronic device applications due to their tunable and unique anisotropic physical characteristics induced by inherent low-dimensional nature. Herein, a 2-dimensional layered structure of SnS2 is rationally adopted as an oxygen reservoir layer in a typical transition metal oxide based resistive switching device. The resistive switching media of stacked SnS2/TiO2 and lamella-like SnS2·TiO2 show 100 and 250 times higher endurance characteristics than that of individual TiO2 based resistive switching device, respectively. Additionally, the characteristic of the operation voltage distribution for resistive switching also exhibits improved homogeneity in SnS2-incorporated devices. Through the various microscopic analyses, it is revealed that the SnS2 can store the mobile oxygen ions from TiO2 in its interlayer, which facilitates boosted resistive switching characteristics. The oxygen reservoir layer is a crucial prerequisite for a reliable resistive switching device, however, the choice of materials that can serve as an oxygen reservoir is limited depending on the specific resistive switching system being used. This study demonstrates the 2-dimensional materials can be an unprecedented candidate for oxygen reservoir layers in resistive switching devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number151936
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Mar 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
G.H.K would like to acknowledge the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology grant (Grant No. SS2021-20; Development of Smart Chemical Materials for IoT Devices).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Elsevier B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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