This paper reports the bipolar resistive switching characteristics of TaN<inf>x</inf>-based resistive random access memory (ReRAM). The conduction mechanism is explained by formation and rupture of conductive filaments caused by migration of nitrogen ions and vacancies; this mechanism is in good agreement with either Ohmic conduction or the Poole-Frenkel emission model. The devices exhibit that the reset voltage varies from -0.82 V to -0.62 V, whereas the set voltage ranges from 1.01 V to 1.30 V for 120 DC sweep cycles. In terms of reliability, the devices exhibit good retention (>10<sup>5</sup>s) and pulse-switching endurance (>10<sup>6</sup> cycles) properties. These results indicate that TaN<inf>x</inf>-based ReRAM devices have a potential for future nonvolatile memory devices.
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