Local Temperature Redistribution and Structural Transition During Joule‐Heating‐Driven Conductance Switching in VO2 Academic Article uri icon


  • Joule-heating induced conductance-switching is studied in VO2 , a Mott insulator. Complementary in situ techniques including optical characterization, blackbody microscopy, scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) and numerical simulations are used. Abrupt redistribution in local temperature is shown to occur upon conductance-switching along with a structural phase transition, at the same current.

altmetric score

  • 3.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Kumar, S., Pickett, M. D., Strachan, J. P., Gibson, G., Nishi, Y., & Williams, R. S.

citation count

  • 112

publication date

  • July 2013