Resistive Switching Properties through Iodine Migrations of a Hybrid Perovskite Insulating Layer

Dong Jun Kim, Young Jun Tak, Won Gi Kim, Jin Kyu Kim, Jong Hak Kim, Hyun Jae Kim

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This study reports a low-temperature processable, resistive switching (RS) device based on an inorganic–organic hybrid perovskite, i.e., methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PbI3 or MAPbI3) via a fast deposition–crystallization method, as the multifunctional insulator layer to form metal/insulator/metal structure in which Al and p+-Si wafer are used as the top and the bottom metal electrodes, respectively. The MAPbI3-RS device shows acceptable RS characteristics with a switching window of 103 at a low voltage region (≈5 V), a stable endurance during 200 cycles, and a high retention for a prolonged time at 104 s. The operation mechanism of the MAPbI3-RS device is based on ion (simultaneously vacancy) migration, especially iodine ions, which is analogous to that of oxygen ions in the conventional oxide-based RS devices, confirmed through X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy measurements. Furthermore, unusual multiresistance states are achieved from the MAPbI3-RS device under light illumination due to the photosensitivity of MAPbI3.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1601035
JournalAdvanced Materials Interfaces
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 23

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
D.J.K. and Y.J.T. contributed equally to this work. This work was supported by the Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program (10063038, Development of sub-micro in situ patterning to minimize damage on flexible substrates) funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE, Korea) and by the Center for Advanced Meta-Materials (NRF-2014M3A6B3063716).

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© 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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