A Memristive Element Based on an Electrically Controlled Single-Molecule Reaction
Journal article, 2020

A single-molecule memory element is electrically-controlled using two distinct reaction mechanisms as reported by K. Moth-Poulsen, J. Hihath, and co-workers (DOI:10.1002/anie.202002300). By using separate electrically-controllable reactions for the forward and reverse reactions the bistable norbornadiene-quadricyclane system can be set in either state. The device can be switched through multiple cycles when a square-wave voltage signal is applied to the molecule. Each state has a unique conductance value allowing the system to act as a switch or memory device.

memristors

molecular memristive elements

molecular electronics

single-molecule switches

Author

Haipeng B. Li

University of California at Davis

Behabitu Ergette Tebikachew

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

Cedrik Wiberg

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Lars Evenäs Group

Kasper Moth-Poulsen

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Kasper Moth-Poulsen Group

Joshua Hihath

University of California at Davis

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition

1433-7851 (ISSN) 1521-3773 (eISSN)

Vol. 59 28 11641-11646

Single Molecule Nano Electronics (SIMONE)

European Commission (EC), 2014-02-01 -- 2019-01-31.

Subject Categories

Computer Engineering

Other Medical Engineering

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1002/ange.202002300

PubMed

32222017

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