Modeling of the SET and RESET Process in Bipolar Resistive Oxide-Based Memory Using Monte Carlo Simulations

  • Alexander Makarov
  • Viktor Sverdlov
  • Siegfried Selberherr
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6046)


A stochastic model of the resistive switching mechanism in bipolar oxide-based resistive random access memory (RRAM) is presented. The distribution of electron occupation probabilities obtained is in agreement with previous work. In particular, a low occupation region is formed near the cathode. Our simulations of the temperature dependence of the electron occupation probability near the anode and the cathode demonstrate a high robustness of the low occupation region. The RESET process in RRAM simulated with our stochastic model is in good agreement with experimental results.


stochastic model resistive switching RRAM Monte Carlo method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Makarov
    • 1
  • Viktor Sverdlov
    • 1
  • Siegfried Selberherr
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for MicroelectronicsTU WienViennaAustria

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