The effect of electrode size on memristor properties: an experimental and theoretical study

Gale, E., de Lacy Costello, B. and Adamatzky, A. (2012) The effect of electrode size on memristor properties: an experimental and theoretical study. Working Paper. University of the West of England, Bristol. Available from:

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The width of the electrodes is not included in the current phenomenological models of memristance, but is included in the memory-conservation (mem-con) theory of memristance. An experimental study of the effect of changing the top electrode width was performed on titanium dioxide sol-gel memristors. It was demonstrated that both the on resistance, Ron, and the off resistance, Roff, decreased with increasing electrode size. The memory function part of the mem-con model could fit the relationship between Ron and electrode size. Similarly, the conservation function fits the change in Roff. The experimentally measured hysteresis did not fit the phenomenological model’s predictions. Instead the size of the hysteresis increased with increasing electrode size, and correlated well to decreasing Ron.

Item Type:Report or Working Paper (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:memristor, theory, experimental test, sol-gel, mem-con, hysteresis, bernoulli, size, experimental verification
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences
Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:17068
Deposited By: Dr E. Gale
Deposited On:07 Aug 2012 11:03
Last Modified:04 Mar 2018 03:10

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