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  • Semiconductors & Microelectronics Seminar - Yiyang Li, Friday, March 1st at 2pm in EEB 248

    Fri, Mar 01, 2024 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Yiyang Li, University of Michigan

    Talk Title: How to Store Information Indefinitely using Ions

    Series: Semiconductors & Microelectronics Technology

    Abstract: Ion-based memory devices including resistive memory and electrochemical memory present promising opportunities for embedded nonvolatile memory, in-memory computing, and neuromorphic computing. Such devices switch resistance states through the electrochemical migration of oxygen vacancies in transition metal oxides. In this talk, we present our recent research on the materials thermodynamics principles that govern ion motion in oxygen-based resistive memory. Using a combination of device measurements, materials characterization, and multiscale physical modeling, we find that oxygen vacancies do not obey Fick's First Law of diffusion as conventionally believed, but instead undergo composition phase separation, which enables diffusion against the concentration gradient. This phase separation is critical to the ability of resistive memory to retain information for long, and potentially indefinite, periods of time. Finally, we utilize this understanding of phase separation in transition metal oxides to engineer exceptionally long retention times in three-terminal electrochemical memory.

    Biography: Yiyang Li is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he conducts research on ionic memory and energy storage. Trained as an electrochemist, he received his PhD at Stanford University in 2016, and was appointed a Harry Truman Fellow at Sandia National Labs. Yiyang received the Intel Rising Star Faculty Award in 2022.

    Host: J Yang, H Wang, C Zhou, S Cronin, W Wu

    More Information: Yiyang Li_2024-03-01.pdf

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski


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