Lithium incorporation enhanced resistive switching behaviors in lithium lanthanum titanium oxide-based heterostructure

Yibo Deng, Xiaoguang Xu, Lu Zhang, Fei Du, Qi Liu, Jikun Chen, Kangkang Meng, Yong Wu, Ming Yang, Yong Jiang

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Resistive switching devices with a high self-rectifying ratio are important for achieving the crossbar memristor array that overcomes the sneak current issue. Herein, we demonstrate a single amorphous lithium lanthanum titanium oxide (LLTO) layer based Pt/LLTO/Pt device possessing a self-rectifying ratio higher than 1 × 104 that is comparable to the reported devices with complicated multi-layer stacking structures. Moreover, the device shows forming-free and highly uniform bipolar resistive switching (BRS) characteristic that facilitates the potential applications. The trap-controlled and trap-free space charge limited conductions are demonstrated to dominate the high and low resistance states of the device, respectively. The fast migration of lithium ions under external voltage accelerates the electron injection across the Pt/LLTO interface and also the space charge accumulation in the LLTO layer, and as a result, the high performance of the Pt/LLTO/Pt device was achieved. As demonstrated Pt/LLTO/Pt device sheds a light on the potential applications of the lithium ionic conductors in self-rectifying resistive switching devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-147
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2022


  • Fast ionic conductor
  • Lithium lanthanum titanium oxide
  • Resistive switching
  • Self-rectifying

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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