Creating Electrical Bistability Using Nano-bits – Application in 2-Terminal Memory Devices

Abstract

Intensive research is currently underway to exploit the highly interesting properties of nano-bits (“nano-sized particles and molecules”) for optical, electronic and other applications. The basis of these unique properties is the small-size of these structures which result in quantum mechanical phenomena and interesting surface properties. The small molecules and/or nano-particles are selected in such a way so that it can create an internal electric in the nano-composite. We define a nanocomposite is an admixture of small molecules and/or nano-particles and a polymer. We have demonstrated the internal electric field in our devices, made from nano-bits (nano-particles and/or molecules) and insulating materials, can contribute to the electrical bistability i.e. two conductive states.

Description

This is an Open Access article.

Keywords

charge storage memory, flexible memory, two terminal memory, Internal electric field, wearable memory

Citation

Salaoru, I., Alotaibi, S., Al Halafi, Z. and Paul, S. (2017) Creating Electrical Bistability Using Nano-bits – Application in 2-Terminal Memory Devices. MRS Advances, 2 (4), pp. 195-208

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Research Institute

Institute of Engineering Sciences (IES)