Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Polymeric memory device

Abstract

"Fabrication of a memory device using one-step/one-pot synthesis for making a PANI (polyaniline)/Au nanocomposite is reported. Although various devices with horizontal and vertical electrode structures were made, the basic structure used consisted of a PANI/Au thin film sandwiched between two electrodes. The ratio of the current in the OFF state to the current in the ON state was seen to be as high as 5000. These devices showed a bistable behavior, which is typical of memory devices. The PANI/Au nanocomposite thin film was constructed right on the electrode using microfabrication techniques with ultraviolet irradiation. The fabrication techniques discussed in this paper are highly scalable for mass production at an industrial scale and show that PANI/Au nanocomposite based memory devices can be readily manufactured by using traditional methods of microfabrication used for making semiconductive electronic memory devices"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Wang, Jee C.
Blum, Frank D.

Committee Member(s)

Kim, Chang-Soo

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • One-pot synthesis of memory devices using polyaniline and gold nanocomposites using various fabrication methods
  • One-pot synthesis of a memory device using polyaniline and gold nanocomposites

Pagination

x, 83 pages

Rights

© 2010 Krunal R. Waghela, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Conducting polymers
Gold
Nanostructured materials
Nanotechnology
Thin films -- Electric properties

Thesis Number

T 9632

Print OCLC #

679577246

Electronic OCLC #

601509724

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