A solid electrolyte nanometer switch

Toshitsugu Sakamoto*, Shunichi Kaeriyama, Masayuki Mizuno, Hisao Kawaura, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Kazuya Terabe, Masakazu Aono

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We have investigated solid electrolyte switches that utilize electrochemical reactions (deposition and dissolution) of metallic ions. The switch turns off or on when a metallic bridge electrochemically forms or dissolves in the solid electrolyte. Each state is nonvolatile and the switching is repeatable up to 105 cycles. The promising application is a programmable switch in a field programmable logic because of its small size (< 30 nm) and low ON resistance (< 100 Ω). This paper discusses the electrical characteristics, operation principle, and applications of the solid electrolyte switch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalElectrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrochemical reaction
  • Programmable logic
  • Solid electrolyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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