Tunable resistance switching in solution processed chromium-doped strontium titanate nanoparticles films.

Author(s) Wan, T.; Qu, B.; Du, H.; Lin, X.; Guan, P.; Lin, Q.; Chen, N.; Tan, T.Teck; Hang, T.; Chu, D.
Journal J Colloid Interface Sci
Date Published 2017 05 15

In this work, resistance switching behaviours in solution processed chromium (Cr)-doped strontium titanate (SrTiO3) films have been investigated. Undoped SrTiO3 film shows I-V characteristics of typical nonlinear resistor and no resistance hysteresis loops are observed. On the contrary, Cr-doped SrTiO3 films show stable and reversible hysteresis loops, which can be controlled by applying different voltage bias. Based on a series of characterization results, including X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), we infer that Ti(4+) is substituted by Cr(3+), giving rise to increased concentration of oxygen vacancies. Therefore, the observed resistance switching phenomenon is attributed to voltage driven oxygen vacancy migration. Furthermore, gradually decreased overall resistance is also realized under repeated sweeping cycles.

DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2017.01.095
ISSN 1095-7103
Citation J Colloid Interface Sci. 2017;494:178184.

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