Anisotropic Magnetoresistance of Ferromagnetic Conductive Filament in Resistive Switching Memory
We prepared Ni/HfO2/Pt memory device, having ferromagnetic Ni electrode and the oxide of a non-magnetic metal. The fabricated RS memory devices have a cross-bar structure. The crossed electrode size is 1×1 mm2.
RS characteristic was measured with the bipolar operation mode. When current limit is 5 mA, the anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) was observed in the low resistance state. The direction of the external magnetic field is in-plane to the substrate, and the current is perpendicular to the magnetic field. The AMR showed a convex behavior with magnetic field, and the MR ratio was approximately 0.15%. It is strongly suggested that AMR came from a ferromagnetic CF formed in the oxide layer. Further discussions will be shown in the workshop.