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Research Article

Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy Study of the Resistive Switching in Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Films with Au Nanoparticles

Figure 5

The schematic representation of the conductive filaments inside an YSZ film: (a) a single VO in the filament “bottleneck” filled by O2− ion [7]; (b) a vacancy cluster separated from the rest parts of the filament by the VOs filled by O2− ions [10]; (c, d) an Au NP built in the filament “bottleneck.”
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