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Issue 29, 2016
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Nanoionic devices enabling a multitude of new features

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Abstract

In recent years, interesting nanoscale phenomena caused by physical or chemical effects due to local ion transfers near heterointerfaces using ionic conductors have been discovered, and the so-called “nanoionic devices” (which apply new functionalities gained by exploiting those phenomena) are being proposed. Up until now, nanoionic devices with unique functions that have been unattainable with conventional semiconductor devices have been developed. These devices include brain-type devices, completely solid-state electric-double-layer transistors, multi-functional on-demand-type devices, superconducting elements capable of modulating transition temperature, and so on. As for research and development on nanodevices for next-generation information and communication technologies, expected developments of these devices in the field of solid-state ionics are introduced based on the results of our research.

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Submitted
04 Feb 2016
Accepted
08 May 2016
First published
09 May 2016

This article is Open Access

Nanoscale, 2016,8, 13873-13879
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Nanoionic devices enabling a multitude of new features

K. Terabe, T. Tsuchiya, R. Yang and M. Aono, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 13873
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR00956E

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