Accession Number:

AD0421935

Title:

A THIN-FILM, NICKEL OXIDE SWITCH,

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Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS

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Report Date:

1963-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report describes an electrically actuated, solid-state switch. The switch is a two-terminal device consisting of a thin nickel oxide film separating two ohmic contacts. The gross properties of the switch are 1 reversible switching between two impedance levels ON 100 ohms OFF 25 megohms, and 2 electrical actuation of the switch turn-on 500-v, 40 microsec pulse turnoff 300-ma, 10-nsec pulse. The fabrication of the device from thermally grown nickel oxide is described. A switching model for the device is established on the basis of a series of experiments, and theoretical calculations of switching times using this model are made. Limited lifetimes observed for the device suggest applications requiring single-shot operations which utilize the insulating properties of the NiO film. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE