Bionanocomposite has promising biomemristic behaviors for data storage inspired by a natural biomaterial matrix. Carboxylated chitosan (CCS), a water-soluble derivative of chitosan avoiding the acidic salt removal, has better biodegradability and bioactivity, and is able to absorb graphene quantum dots (GQDs) employed as charge-trapping centers. In this investigation, biomemristic devices based on water-soluble CCS:GQDs nanocomposites were successfully achieved with the aid of the spin-casting method. The promotion of binary biomemristic behaviors for Ni/CCS:GQDs/indium-tin-oxide (ITO) was evaluated for distinct weight ratios of the chemical components. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy (temperature dependence), thermogravimetric analyses and scanning electron microscopy were performed to assess the nature of the CCS:GQDs nanocomposites. The fitting curves on the experimental data further confirmed that the conduction mechanism might be attributed to charge trapping–detrapping in the CCS:GQDs nanocomposite film. Advances in water-soluble CCS-based electronic devices would open new avenues in the biocompatibility and integration of high-performance biointegrated electronics.
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