Filament Dynamics in Resistive Switching

Jong E. Han, Jiajun Li, Camille Aron, B Kotliar

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The hallmark of nonequilibrium phase transitions is the strong spatial inhomogeneity associated with bi-stability of macroscopic phases. We consider the resistive switching in transition metal oxides as a prototypical nonequilibrium phase transition associated with an equilibrium phase transition. We analyze the behavior of the hysteretic behavior of I-V relations in the resistive switching, especially the negative differential resistance regime during the reverse sweep of applied voltage. We show that the peculiar I-V behavior is closely related to the bi-stability of the metallic and insulating phases and the dynamics of the metallic filament, and investigate the filament dynamics in terms of the minimum entropy production principle in the nonequilibrium theormodynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012012
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 12 2018
Event19th International Conference Recent Progress in Man-Body Theories, RPMBT 2017 - Pohang, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 25 2017Jun 30 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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