Flexible polymer atomic switches using ink-jet printing technique

Saumya R. Mohapatra*, Tohru Tsuruoka, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Kazuya Terabe, Masakazu Aono

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Gapless-type atomic switches were fabricated on a flexible plastic substrate by printing 'solid polymer electrolyte' (SPE) layers using suitable ink and drop-on-demand ink-jet technique. High surface energy difference between Pt microelectrode patterned on the plastic substrate and the substrate itself, led to the successful printing of electrolytic solution on a bottom Pt electrodes. Bipolar resistive switching behavior was observed in Ag/SPE/Pt cross-point structures under electrical bias. The switching between ON and OFF states is attributed to the formation and dissolution of a metal filament between the electrodes. The cells also exhibited stable switching behavior under mechanical stress as performed by substrate bending. Switching characteristics measured under mechanical stress and without stress are matching well. The results demonstrate that the SPE-printed atomic switch has great potential for flexible switch/memory applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials and Physics of Emerging Nonvolatile Memories
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Apr 92012 Apr 13

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2012 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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