Electrical characterisation of metal to Phase Change Material (PCM) contacts is necessary for optimum power transfer during switching of a Phase Change Random Access Memory (PCRAM) cell. In this article, titanium tungsten (Ti0.3W0.7) to two phase change materials; doped-Sb2Te and Ge2Sb2Te5 are characterised using Circular Transfer Length Method (CTLM) structures. A metal lift off process with a maximum process temperature of 120Ã‚Â°C allows processing of these CTLM structures below the crystallization temperature of PCM used. The specific contact resistance for TiW-PCM contacts with PCM in amorphous (high resistive) and crystalline (low resistive) phases is extracted from these CTLM measurements.
|Conference||Proceedings of 10th Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium (NVMTS) 2009, Portland, OR, USA|
|Period||25/10/09 → …|