Nanotech. for this article. Finally, potential new applications of phase change devices such as neuromorphic computing and phase change logic are outlined. IEEE, F. Xiong, A.D. Liao, D. Estrada, E. Pop: Science, Y. Choi, I. This work, however, only reported the obtained numerical values and stayed short of drawing further conclusions. Ovshinsky: Phys. M. Micoulaut, K. Gunasekera, S. Ravindren, P. Boolchand: Phys. Eur. In the crystalline phase, resonant bonding leads to the ordering and alignment of p orbitals on adjacent molecular units. 2015. Rev. T. Matsunaga, R. Kojima, N. Yamada, K. Kifune, Y. Kubota, M. Takata: Appl. Song, Zhitang In the past, research on phase change materials mainly focused on adjusting their physical properties by adding additional chemical elements into the alloys. Here, we report the obse … Lett. Ge-Sb-Te materials are used in optical DVDs and non-volatile electronic memories (phase-change random-access memory). H.-S. Wong, S. Raoux, S. Kim, J. Liang, J.P. Reifenberg, B. Rajendran, M. Asheghi, K.E. Mazzarello, Riccardo It may also be called memory metal, memory alloy, smart metal, smart alloy, or muscle wire. [46.20] were the first to go beyond simple measurements and proposed structural models. K.V. Solids. Other material science issues are related to the stability and ageing of the amorphous state of phase-change materials. Ge-Sb-Te (GST)-based phase-change memory (PCM) excels in the switching performance but remains insufficient of the operating speed to replace cache memory (the fastest memory in a computer). pp 1-1 | Preview. Phys. Soref, Richard P. Boolchand, B.B. X-ray diffraction structural studies made by Betts et al. In this Review, we focus on the mechanisms of the spontaneous structural relaxation – aging – of amorphous PCMs, which causes the well-known resistance drift issue that significantly reduces the device accuracy needed for phase-change memory and computing applications. Abstract: Nonvolatile RAM using resistance contrast in phase-change materials [or phase-change RAM (PCRAM)] is a promising technology for future storage-class memory. Symp. In the low-temperature ferroelectric phase, GeTe possesses a rhombohedral structure with the space group R3m. B, P. Fons, H. Osawa, A.V. Zou, Hua Solid State Sci. Dirisaglik, Faruk Estimation of kinetic parameters for the phase change memory materials by DSC measurements Alexey Sherchenkov • Sergey Kozyukhin • Alexey Babich Received: 26 November 2013/Accepted: 31 May 2014 Copyright © Materials Research Society 2014, Hostname: page-component-546c57c664-xrkbf Scherer, Torsten Denoting Te atoms as A and Ge/Sb atoms as B, the authors introduced ABAB squares as the building blocks of the a GST structure (Fig. Ge2Sb2Te5, as the prototype of these phase-change materials, is already used in rewriteable optical data storage and offers great potential as an emerging non-volatile electronic memory. Phase-change materials are Te-containing alloys, typically lying along the GeTe-Sb 2 Te 3 quasibinary tie line. Pages 285-311. Silva, Helena Mayer, Joachim While it is generally believed that the role of light in the phase-change process is to heat the material above the melting point – which is likely to be correct for longer pulses – exposure to shorter pulses is different. Dig. Their ability to switch, reversibly and extremely quickly, between the crystalline and amorphous phases, combined with the high stability of both phases, makes them ideally suitable for … Subsequent ab initio studies performed by different groups have not only confirmed the existence of Ge atoms on tetrahedral symmetry sites (about 30% of the total number of Ge atoms) but also found the presence of regular ABAB building blocks (A = Ge, Sb, B = Te) alternatively referred to as four-membered rings, square rings, or even-membered rings [46.45, 46.51, 46.52, 46.54] in amorphous GST . (Reprinted from [46.67] by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd., copyright (2007)), Ternary phase diagram depicting different phase-change alloys , their year of discovery as a phase-change alloy and their use in different optical storage products. Shindo, S. Bhaskaran, Harish Devices based upon this structure were recently shown to result in a significant reduction (by 90%) in energy consumption, which was interpreted as being due to significantly decreased entropic losses [46.72] arising from the one-dimensional motion of Ge atoms at interfaces [46.72, 46.73]. A.V. 2016. and Wuttig et al. The structure of Ge2Sb2Te5 was described as a layered structure with the stacking sequence along the c-axis of Te-Sb-Te-Ge-Te-Te-Ge-Te-Sb-Te. and With parallel developments occurring in diverse areas such as neuromorphic computing, iPCM structures, as well as manipulation of the topological properties of chalcogenide-based superlattices , the next 10 year of research will bring a rich array of different devices to the forefront of technology. "isLogged": "0", The strikingly contrasting optical properties of various phases of chalcogenide phase change materials (PCM) has recently led to the development of novel photonic devices such as all‐optical non‐von Neumann memory, nanopixel displays, color rendering, and reconfigurable nanoplasmonics. Finally, it is important that the destabilization of the subsystem of the weaker bonds with the preserved covalent backbone not only allows for the low-temperature amorphization of the material, however, the preserved covalent backbone also ensures the memory of the initial crystalline structure making the (reverse) crystallization process fast and ensuring high cyclability of the crystallization–amorphization process. Their ability to switch, reversibly and extremely quickly, between the crystalline and amorphous phases, combined with the high stability of both phases, makes them ideally suitable for memory applications. Chem. When the obtained glass is annealed at temperatures between the glass-transition temperature and the melting point, it gradually transforms into the crystalline state. Lett. The identification of materials suitable for non-volatile phase-change memory applications is driven by the need to find materials with tailored properties for different technological applications and the desire to understand the scientific basis for their unique properties. B 76, 235201 (2007). Rev. and A significant bonding charge can be seen midway along the shorter bonds which corresponds to covalent bonding. "crossMark": true, Lett. 51.159.21.239, The basic idea of PCM of utilizing the property contrast between the amorphous and crystalline phases (the SET and RESET states) of some materials belongs to, The research and development of phase-change optical storage has a long history starting with the discovery of the switching effect in some chalcogenide alloys [, Based on these results, the crystal structure of Ge, How does the bond length asymmetry effect the electron density distribution? The role of electronic excitation in the phase-change process was also investigated theoretically [46.64]. Bhaskaran, Harish Bernasconi, Marco IEEE Int. K. Hirota, K. Nagino, G. Ohbayashi: J. Appl. Richardson Jr., J.-H. Chung, T. Egami: Appl. J. Tominaga, A.V. J. Appl. Kumar, Madhav Rev. CDD clouds corresponding to the LP-electrons of an sp3 hybridized Ge orbital and a Te lone-pair p-orbital can be seen in the left and right panels, respectively, in addition to increased CDD midway between Ge and Te atoms that are signatures of covalent bonds. Liu, X. Liu, D. Han, Z. Zhang, X.D. It is natural to start the description with the binary compound GeTe, which is the simplest material in the Ge-Sb-Te (GST) system. Lazzarini, Laura These results strongly supported a random covalent network model of the 4(Ge):2(Te)-coordinated atoms, and excluded the possibility of a c-GeTe microcrystalline structure. A. Kolobov, P. Fons, M. Krbal, R. Simpson, S. Hosokawa, T. Uruga, H. Tanida, J. Tominaga: Appl. Dewald, W. Peck: B.T. "openAccess": "0", In the 1980s with the pioneering work of Hopfield et al. View all Google Scholar citations As a result, two Sb atoms (shown in magenta in Fig. This fast initial decrease in the white-line intensity is followed by its partial recovery and within ≈ 2 ns a new saturation value is reached. Rev. A fragment of the amorphous structure showing an ABAB cube [46.51]. Song, Sannian These authors performed EXAFS studies on as-deposited and thermally crystallized layers of GeTe and GST and obtained the bond lengths characteristic of the two states. For the amorphous phase, it was found that Ge-Te and Sb-Te bonds become shorter and the structure possessed more local order than the crystalline phase as evidenced by the more intense and narrower peaks in the spectra corresponding to the amorphous phase (Fig. Phys. The first simulation of the melt-quenched amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5 was reported by Caravati et al. Their ability to switch, reversibly and extremely quickly, between the crystalline and amorphous phases, combined with the high stability of both phases, makes them ideally suitable for memory … In the device-relevant phase-change process, a short intense laser or current pulse melts the material that is subsequently quenched into the amorphous phase. The driving force for the formation of the rhombohedral phase has been a subject of several studies in the past [46.4]. Hegedüs and Elliott [46.54] performed a comprehensive study of phase-change atomistics in Ge2Sb2Te5 throughout the phase-change cycle. Rarey, Jonathan The Ge-Te bond length (2.59 Å) was also found to be consistent with the 4(Ge):2(Te) bonding geometry [46.35]. Akola J. Phase change materials store information in their amorphous and crystalline phases, which can be reversibly switched by the application of an external voltage. Phase change memory materials store information through their reversible transitions between crystalline and amorphous states. Taguchi, N. Yamada, T. Proffen: Jpn. In particular, in the cited work [46.23] resonance bonding in IV-VI and chalcogen (Se and Te) crystals was considered and it was suggested that we might expect materials that exhibit resonance bonding in the crystalline phase to have different properties in the amorphous phase. Corresponding Author. The scandium (Sc) – alloyed Sb 2 Te 3 phase-change alloy has recently been found to enable ultrafast crystal nucleation due to the formation of Sc-stabilized octahedral motifs in the amorphous phase, rendering cache-type phase-change memory feasible. Because no electrical power is required to maintain either phase of the material, so phase-change memory is non-volatile. J. Tominaga, R.E. In addition, interesting magnetic responses from iPCM were observed [46.76, 46.77] that were not present in composite material of the same average composition, making iPCM-based structures promising for spintronic and topotronic applications. Rep. (2014), doi: B.H. However, such a technology can succeed only if it can scale smaller in size, given the increasingly tiny memory cells that are projected for future technology nodes (i.e., generations). Kolobov, M. Krbal, P. Fons, J. Tominaga, T. Uruga: Nat. About 60% of Ge atoms were found to be fourfold coordinated but only 34% were tetrahedrally bonded. Phase change memory (PCM) is a type of non-volatile RAM that stores data by changing the state of the material used, meaning it changes back and forth between amorphous and crystalline states on a microscopic level. S.I. Villa, Corrado. Query parameters: { T. Matsunaga, N. Yamada, Y. Kubota: Acta Cryst. (c) Zooms into vicinities of the atoms that participate in the formation of three-center bonds. Rev. Phase-change memory cycling endurance - Volume 44 Issue 9. [46.13] and by Yamada and Matsunaga [46.14]. S. Shamoto, N. Yamada, T. Matsunaga, T. Proffen, J.W. Phase Change Memory Abstract: In this paper, recent progress of phase change memory (PCM) is reviewed. Mater. Emerging electrical memory technologies based on phase-change materials capitalize on a fast amorphous-to-crystalline transition. Pages 263-284. "peerReview": true, B. Wright, C. David Pickart, Y.P. The electrical and thermal proper- ties of phase change materials are surveyed witha focus on the scalability of the materials and their impact on device design. The proposal that the bonding in the crystalline state of GST is resonant while in the amorphous state it is purely covalent [46.23, 46.24, 46.25] implicitly suggested that the underlying mechanism of the phase transition consisted of the establishment – or destruction – of resonance bonding between the covalently bonded fragments. (Reprinted from [46.68] by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd., copyright (2005)), A schematic of a mushroom-type cell in both RESET and SET states. A. Kolobov, P. Fons, J. Tominaga, A. Ankudinov, S. Yannopoulos, K. Andrikopoulos: J. Phys. Hosseini, Peiman Solids. A memory cell comprises a first electrode, a second electrode and a composite material. A.H. Edwards, A.C. Pineda, P.A. Biophys. PCM is considered an emerging technology. }. A.V. However, since the 1990s, phase-change materials became widely used in optical memory devices and still currently serve as the information storage medium in CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray disks . Pyramids (P y ), with a Ge atom at the apex and with Te-Ge-Te angles very close to 90∘. Gokirmak, Ali At the same time, the bonding localized along the longer bonds is significantly lower clear demonstrating a pronounced bonding energy difference between the short and long bonds. Sosso, J. Behler, M. Bernasconi: Phys. This article describes the advantages and challenges of PCM. D. Kuzum, R.G.D. In particular, it exhibits very good endurance on the order of 1 million cycles or more, moderate retention, and superb scalability to sub-20-nm nodes and beyond. Shamoto, K. Kodama, S. Iikubo, T.U. It should be noted that in this work laser-crystallized and laser-amorphized states of GST were studied, that is, exactly the structures that are used in optical memory devices (the measurements were performed on real-device structures). Li, X.Q. As a result, if the melt is cooled slowly, the equilibrium crystalline phase is formed. Close this message to accept cookies or find out how to manage your cookie settings. Phase Change Materials: Science and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the properties that characterize phase change materials from theoretical and experimental perspectives, with a focus on emerging technological applications.. An informative introductory chapter provides the history of phase change memories, including the discovery, early systems and advances over time. This alignment is lost in the amorphous phase and this has a drastic effect on materials’s properties such as optical contrast and resistivity [46.26]. Qi, Ming King, Adrienne Gerlach, J. W. Bakan, Gokhan Reprinted with permission). Mat. Zhang: Phys. Peacock: Thin Solid Films. Angell, C. Austen Subsequent use of local probes such as extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS ) or pair-distribution function analysis of total scattering unambiguously demonstrated that the structure locally remains distorted above Tc in essentially the same manner as it is distorted at lower temperatures but the distribution of shorter and longer bonds becomes random, which manifests itself as a rock-salt average structure from the perspective on long-range averaging probes such as Bragg diffraction [46.7, 46.8]. Electrical cell designs for the large-scale integration of phase-change devices have reached commercial development. This sequence is sometimes referred to as the Petrov sequence. Campi, Davide (Copyright 2013 by the American Physical Society. The scaling limits of PCM are addressed, and its performance is compared to competing existing and emerging memory technologies. Liu, Bo Kolobov et al. Li, Le Of special interest may be the structure of amorphous binary GeTe (a-GeTe) that is the simplest phase-change material and an end point of the quasibinary GeTe-Sb2Te3 tie-line. 2015. Zhu, Xiaoqin If long-range order is lost, the system will be unable to achieve resonant bonding [46.23]. Wu, Weihua In another development, researchers have grown PRAM on flexible (Kapton) substrates with bottom electrode dimensions of 150 nm. Umrigar: Phys. Lam, Chung Kolobov, P. Fons, J. Tominaga: Phys. Lett. Moreover, the composite material comprises a phase change material and a resistor material. Sutou, Y. As a consequence, this kind of memory materials was named interfacial phase-change memory (iPCM ). Phase-change memory (PCM) is a form of computer random-access memory ( RAM ) that stores data by altering the state of the matter from which the device is fabricated. Lotnyk, A. S. Kohara, K. Kato, S. Kimura, H. Tanaka, T. Usuki, K. Suzuya, H. Tanaka, Y. Moritomo, T. Matsunaga, N. Yamada: Appl. The role of vacancies was a subject of several consequent studies, where it was also concluded that vacancies, whose concentration varies as \(x/(1+2x)\) for the GeTe1−x-( Sb2Te3) x system [46.15], are not electronic defects but are an intrinsic feature of the GST rock-salt structure [46.15, 46.24, 46.28]. The stable phase of Ge2Sb2Te5 was subsequently re-examined by Kooi et al. Kim, W.I. The observed bond shortening and increased local order are highly unusual for covalent solids when, due to anharmonicity of the interatomic potential, disorder usually results in longer and weaker bonds and suggests that the local structures in the two cases are significantly different. Kolobov, J. Tominaga, N. Yamada: Appl. © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Innovations in the device structure, memory cell selector, and strategies for achieving multibit operation and 3-D, multilayer high-density memory arrays are described. More recently, a large-scale 165000 synapse neural network based upon phase-change materials was fabricated and in a prototypical use applied to the recognition of handwriting [46.83]. Goutam, U K 2015. Changes in the lens system are shown in the upper portion; the disk structure is depicted beneath. S. Gabardi, S. Caravati, G.C. Phys. and In particular, the loss of Ge-Ge bonds in the amorphous state leads to a widening of the bandgap and a gradual increase in resistivity. An Sb atom has one unpaired valence electron on each of its three p-orbitals and can thus form three conventional covalent bonds. Schultz, M.G. The cycling endurance of phase-change memory is one of the last hurdles to overcome to enable its adoption in the larger market for persistent memory products. X. Yu, J. Robertson: Sci. Published online by Cambridge University Press:  S. Caravati, M. Bernasconi, T. Kühne, M. Krack, M. Parrinello: Appl. Nonvolatile memory devices are key elements of a wide variety of electronic and portable systems such as digital cameras, solid-state disks, smartphones, computers, e-books, tablets, etc., and their market has been increasing exponentially over the last decade. A volume–temperature phase diagram demonstrating the formation of either a crystalline or amorphous phase from the melt. In both, data storage is effected by fast, reversible phase changes between crystalline and amorphous states. Its recrystallization time is 20 nanoseconds, allowing bitrates of up to 35 Mbit /s to be written and direct overwrite capability up to 10 6 cycles. Zhang, Lingyi Phase-change materials are Te-containing alloys, typically lying along the GeTe-Sb2Te3 quasibinary tie line. ACTA Lab, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 8 Somapah Road, 487372 Singapore. Since the properties of a material are determined by its structure, we start by discussing the structure of GeTe-based alloys. Kolobov, P. Fons, J. Tominaga, S.R. Mitrofanov, P. Fons, K. Makino, R. Terashima, T. Shimada, A.V. Based on diffraction studies, mainly neutron diffraction [46.6], it was concluded from a Bragg peaks analysis that GeTe undergoes a displacive ferroelectric-to-paraelectric transition at the Curie temperature, Tc, around 705 K whereupon the structure changes to the rock-salt structure (space group (\(Fm\bar{3}m\)) with a concomitant disappearance of the Peierls distortion) . For typical metal chalcogenide compounds, their phase transition properties directly impact critical memory characteristics and the manipulation of these is a major focus in the field. Phase-change random access memory (PRAM) is a new form of nonvolatile memory based on using electrical charges to change areas on a glassy material from crystalline to random. Hayat, Hasan We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Kolobov, J. Tominaga, V. Bragaglia, A. Giussani: Sci. Zhang, Jianhao Pennycook, Stephen J. In August 2004, Nanochip licensed PRAM technology for use in MEMS(micro-electric-mechanical-systems) probe storage devices. An example of Ge2Sb2Te5 based synapses exhibiting the spike-timing-dependent plasticity required for neuromorphic computing was reported in 2012 [46.82]. The material can be reversibly switched back to the highly resistive state by application of a current pulse of either polarity exceeding a threshold value. Kuramochi, Eiichi Pages 223-262. Rev. Pap. Years of research have singled out GeTe-based PCM alloys . Muneer, Sadid [citation needed]Parts made of shape-memory alloys can be lightweight, solid-state alternatives to conventional actuators such as hydraulic, pneumatic, and motor-based … Kim, M. Kobata, E. Ikenaga: J. Appl. Kolobov, P. Fons, T. Nakano, S. Murakami: Adv. Based on these results, it was argued [46.20] that the structure of metastable Ge2Sb2Te5 does not possess rock-salt symmetry but is locally distorted. The first model that attempted to provide an atomistic description of the phase-change process was the umbrella-flip model [46.20]. (b) Evolution of CDD clouds during the in-silico amorphization process using DFT simulations substantiating the schematic shown in the upper panel. Ríos, Carlos A major development in energy efficiency was realized by the spatial separation of GeTe and Sb2Te3 into atomically thin layers. Feature Flags last update: Fri Jan 01 2021 09:17:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) S.R. B. M. Xu, Y. Cheng, H. Sheng, E. Ma: Phys. O. Uemura, Y. Sagara, M. Tsushima, T. Kamikawa, T. Satoh: J. Non-Cryst. Saito, Y. Wang, Bingyao T. Matsunaga, H. Morita, R. Kojima, N. Yamada, K. Kifune, Y. Kubota, Y. Tabata, J.-J. B, T. Chattopadhyay, J. Boucherle, H. Von Schnering: J. Phys. 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Phase-change alloys are a class of important materials for data-storage applications. (Reprinted from [46.20] by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd, copyright (2004)). Lee, Q. Wang, S. Cha, S. Ahn, H. Horii, J. Lee, K. Kim, H. Joo, K. Lee, Y.-T. Lee, J. Yoo, G. Jeong: A 20 nm 1.8 V 8 Gb PRAM with 40 MB/s program bandwidth, Proc. Bakan, Gokhan and While the obtained bond lengths are significantly shorter than those expected from the experimental lattice parameters and the rock-salt symmetry, they are at the same time significantly longer that the sum of the corresponding covalent radii, which suggests that the bonds are not purely covalent. Goodson: Proc. Phys. Solids. Phase-change materials are Te-containing alloys, typically lying along the GeTe-Sb 2 Te 3 quasibinary tie line. Phase-change alloys are a class of important materials for data-storage applications. EXAFS studies performed by various groups [46.19, 46.20] demonstrated that the Ge-Te bond length in metastable Ge2Sb2Te5 is 2.83 ± 0.01 Å, that is, significantly shorter than might be expected based on the rock-salt structure as determined by XRD and the experimental lattice parameter of slightly over 6.00 Å. PCRAM stores its bit as the crystal state of material, which is resistive in its amorphous state and more conductive in its crystalline state. Thus, rapid nonthermal control of resonant bonding was demonstrated in [46.65] using a combination of single-shot femtosecond electron diffraction and optical spectroscopy. The Issue and by Yamada and Matsunaga [ 46.14 ] past [ 46.4 ] participate in the amorphous phase Ge2Sb2Te5! Structure and properties of this endeavor, J.-H. Chung, T. Fukaya M.. 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