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A Bistable Silicon Nanofin: An Ideal Device for Nonvolatile Memory Applications

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4 Author(s)
Bo Woon Soon ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Nat. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore ; Singh, N. ; Tsai, J. ; Chengkuo Lee

We present a silicon nanofin (Si-NF) that can be actuated bidirectionally by electrostatic force between two contact surfaces. The switch is able to maintain its contact leveraging on van der Waals force, which holds the Si-NF to either terminal without an on-hold bias, thus exhibiting bistable hysteresis behavior. The measured pull-in voltage (VPI) and reset voltage (VRESET) are 10 and -12 V, respectively, confirming that the switch can be reset by the opposite electrode. Since the switch toggles between two stable states, it can be an ideal device for nonvolatile memory (NVM) applications.

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Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

June 2013

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