A reduction of the SET and RESET currents by more than 60% with respect to conventional GeTe‐Sb 2 Te 3 (GST) alloys is demonstrated by using Phase Change Memory (PCM) cells containing (GeTe‐Sb 2 Te 3)/Sb 2 Te 3 Super‐Lattices (SLs), see article no. 1800634 by Mattia Boniardi et al. Moreover, the authors' SL PCM devices feature similar characteristics in terms of the memory transition as conventional memory cells based on GST, even though showing reduced power consumption, indicative of an efficiency augmented SET‐to‐RESET transition. The reduced power consumption is attributed to an increased thermal resistance of the SL stack with respect to the bulk GST alloy.
WILEY‐VCH Verlag Berlin GmbH
1 Apr 2019
Volume: 13 Issue: 4 Pages: 1970021
physica status solidi (RRL)–Rapid Research Letters