Role of oxygen vacancies in the resistive switching of SrZrO3 for resistance random access memory
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SrZrO3 (SZO) is an important recording material for resistance random access memory (RRAM), which is attracted increasing interest for future nonvolatile memory applications. However, the resistive switching (RS) mechanism is not yet fully understood. In this work, by first principles calculations based on the density functional theory, we have investigated the structure and properties of bulk SZO with ordered and disordered oxygen vacancies (V-O). Our results show that the formation of oxygen vacancy row (V-O-row) results in the defect assisted conduction channel, which is the "ON''-state of SZO RRAM, while the disruption of the ordered V-O-row breaks this conduction channel and hence this structure is the "OFF''-state of SZO RRAM. The formation and disruption of V-O-row is triggered by the applied electric field through electron injection and removal. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.