Advanced photoassisted atomic switches produced using ITO nanowire electrodes and molten photoconductive organic semiconductors

Annop Klamchuen, Hirofumi Tanaka, Daisuke Tanaka, Hirotaka Toyama, Gang Meng, Sakon Rahong, Kazuki Nagashima, Masaki Kanai, Takeshi Yanagida, Tomoji Kawai, Takuji Ogawa

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Photoassisted atomic switches (PASs) are those produced using photoconductive organic materials. However, the use of solid photoconductive materials and the formation of a large Ag conductive bridge lead to the formation of large voids during the shrinking of Ag conductive bridges; this may degrade the performance of PASs. A low-melting-point organic semiconductor is used as a molten photoconductive material, and self-assembled ITO nanowires are used as transparent electrodes. Stable atomic switching is observed only under light irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5893-5897
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - Nov 6 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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