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Polymers 2017, 9(1), 25;

Development of Conjugated Polymers for Memory Device Applications

Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (C-PCS), Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
Center for Condensed Matter Science, National Taiwan University, 1 Roosevelt Road, 4th Sec., Taipei 10617, Taiwan
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
Department of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
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Academic Editor: Do-Hoon Hwang
Received: 20 November 2016 / Revised: 27 December 2016 / Accepted: 8 January 2017 / Published: 12 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conjugated Polymers 2016)
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This review summarizes the most widely used mechanisms in memory devices based on conjugated polymers, such as charge transfer, space charge traps, and filament conduction. In addition, recent studies of conjugated polymers for memory device applications are also reviewed, discussed, and differentiated based on the mechanisms and structural design. Moreover, the electrical conditions of conjugated polymers can be further fine-tuned by careful design and synthesis based on the switching mechanisms. The review also emphasizes and demonstrates the structure-memory properties relationship of donor-acceptor conjugated polymers for advanced memory device applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: conjugated polymer; memory device; dynamic random access memory (DRAM); static random access memory (SRAM); write-once read-many-times (WORM); flash conjugated polymer; memory device; dynamic random access memory (DRAM); static random access memory (SRAM); write-once read-many-times (WORM); flash

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Yen, H.-J.; Shan, C.; Wang, L.; Xu, P.; Zhou, M.; Wang, H.-L. Development of Conjugated Polymers for Memory Device Applications. Polymers 2017, 9, 25.

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