We investigated the admittance spectra of resistive switching Pt/Nb-doped SrTiO3 single-crystal junctions at different resistance states in air and vacuum. The analyses showed that the carrier lifetime at the traps was largely varied depending on the resistance state, indicating the surface potential modification. The ambient dependence suggested that the charges at the trap states were affected by the oxygen adsorption/desorption at the surface. The conductance spectroscopy method clearly revealed the importance of the interface trap states in the resistive switching behavior.
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This work was supported by RP-Grant 2010 of Ewha Womans University and the Basic Research Program ( 2010-0009344 ) through the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology .
- Conductance spectroscopy
- Interface trap state
- Resistive switching