Experimental Investigations of Local Stochastic Resistive Switching in Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Film on a Conductive Substrate


We report on the results of the experimental investigations of the local resistive switching (RS) in the contact of a conductive atomic force microscope (CAFM) probe to a nanometer-thick yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) film on a conductive substrate under a Gaussian noise voltage applied between the probe and the substrate. The virtual memristor was found to switch randomly between the low resistance state and the high resistance state as a random telegraph signal (RTS). The potential profile of the virtual memristor calculated from its response to the Gaussian white noise shows two local minima, which is peculiar of a bistable nonlinear system.

Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
Angelo Carollo
Angelo Carollo
Associate Professor