, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 406-408

The effect of electric field on metal-insulator phase transition in vanadium dioxide

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Abstract

The effect of a strong electric field on the metal-insulator phase transition in vanadium dioxide was studied. It was found that the field application to a silicon-silicon oxide-silicon nitride-vanadium dioxide (Si-SiO2-Si3N4-VO2) heterostructure shifts the critical temperature of this transition toward lower values under conditions when the thermal effects are minimized. Numerical modeling of the current-voltage characteristics of the vanadium dioxide-based sandwich-type switches measured at various temperatures in the range from 15 to 350 K showed that the applied electric field influences the critical concentration and temperature of the phase transition.

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Translated from Pis’ma v Zhurnal Tekhnichesko \(\overset{\lower0.5em\hbox{\(\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\smile}\)}}{l} \) Fiziki, Vol. 28, No. 10, 2002, pp. 13–18.
Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by Boriskov, Velichko, Pergament, G. Stefanovich, D. Stefanovich.