Polymeric nanocomposite for memory application

Ricky J. Tseng*, Jianyong Ouyang, Jiaxing Huang, Richard B. Kaner, Yang Yang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recently conjugated polymers and conjugated organic molecules have drawn a great deal of attention, since they are uniquely suited for thin film, large area, mechanically flexible devices. On the other hand, polymer/inorganic nanocomposite have also been pursued to deliver unique electronic properties in various device applications such as organic light-emitting diodes, organic thin film transistors, and solar cells. Here we demonstrate a nanocomposite based on polyaniline nanofibers decorated with gold nanoparticles and apply this composite into memory devices. The electronic property shows an electric bistable effect in a two terminal sandwiched structure. These two bistable states have different conductivities by three orders of magnitude. The mechanism is likely involving electric-field induced charge transfer between the polymer and nanoparticles. This nanocomposite material provides a unique functionality and possibility to open a new direction for future organic electronics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number59401J
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventOrganic Field-Effect Transistors IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2005Aug 2 2005


  • Bistability
  • Memory device
  • Nanocomposite
  • Nanofiber
  • Nanoparticle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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