Solid electrolyte nanometer switch

Toshitsugu Sakamoto*, Hisao Kawaura, Shunichi Kaeriyama, Masayuki Mizuno, 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 (< 100Ω). In this paper, we will discuss the electrical characteristics, operation principle, and applications of the solid electrolyte switch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)714-719+4
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrochemical reaction
  • Programmable logic
  • Solid electrolyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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