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dc.contributor.advisorGeerts, Wilhelmus
dc.contributor.authorCui, Yubo
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-07T21:52:18Z
dc.date.available2016-11-07T21:52:18Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-22
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6342
dc.description.abstractRecently several electronic devices have achieved significant enhancements that have been attributed to an oxidized NiFe layer. A study on lateral spin valves, was found to have an increased magnetoresistance after leaving it exposed to air. The enhancements were attributed to the partly oxidation of a NiFe layer [1]. Even more recently the turn on voltages of Hematite based water splitting devices was lowered to record low of .61 V with the addition of an amorphous NiFeOx layer [1]. We investigated the optical properties of NixFe1-x-oxide thin films that were deposited by reactive RF sputtering on different substrates. Deposition was performed in an AJA Magnetron System using a gas flow of 10 sccm and a sputter pressure of 10-3 Torr. NixFe1-xOxide films were made for different substrate temperatures (room temperature-588 degrees Celsius), different deposition times (38-1200s), and different Oxygen flow rates (5-20%). Films with two different Fe concentrations were studied (10-19 at.%). The optical properties of the films from the UV to the far IR were studied by ellipsometer as a function of the deposition parameters. The electrical properties were studied by the linear four-point probe technique. Chemical composition, morphology and roughness were studied by EDAX, SEM, and AFM. In addition, three real RRAM memory cell device test wafers were made.
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dc.format.extent187 pages
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectPyO
dc.subjectRRAM
dc.subjectElectrical and optical properties
dc.subject.lcshNonvolatile random-access memoryen_US
dc.subject.lcshThin films--Design and constructionen_US
dc.subject.lcshNanostructured materialsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNanoscienceen_US
dc.titleElectrical and Optical Properties of RRAM
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmith, Casey
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZakhidov, Alexander
thesis.degree.departmentPhysics
thesis.degree.disciplineMaterials Physics
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
txstate.departmentPhysics


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