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Morphological and electrical characterizations of dip coated porous TiO2 thin films with different concentrations of thiourea additives for resistive switching applications

  • S. Roy
  • N. Tripathy
  • P. K. Sahu
  • J. P. KarEmail author
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Abstract

Dip coating process was used as a synthesis technique for the fabrication of porous TiO2 thin films, where titanium (IV) n-butoxide precursor was used along with Pluronic F-127 and thiourea additives. In this research, thiourea to precursor molar ratio was varied from 0 to 10%, whereas the concentration of the F127 was kept as 3 mM. The post-synthesis structural, morphological, optical and electrical characteristics of the porous TiO2 thin films were investigated. The FESEM micrographs have shown the surface modulation with the different molar ratio of thiourea, whereas the XRD patterns have depicted the evolution of anatase phase of the TiO2 films. The capacitance–voltage measurements were carried out to study the charge densities associated with the TiO2 films. It has been revealed that the films, deposited with 8% molar ratio of thiourea, have possessed higher density of oxide and interface charges. The films, synthesized at 8% thiourea, have also shown better bipolar resistive switching properties as revealed from the current–voltage characteristics of TiO2 memristors.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to Prof. J. Dutta Majumder, IIT Kharagpur for the FESEM characterizations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyRourkelaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyNational Institute of TechnologyRourkelaIndia

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