Inkjet assisted fabrication of planar biocompatible memristors
In this study we address a novel design of a planar memristor and investigate its biocompatibility. An experimental prototype of the proposed memristor assembly has been manufactured using a hybrid nanofabrication method, combining sputtering of electrodes, patterning the insulating trenches, and filling them with a memristive substance. To pattern the insulating trenches, we have examined two nanofabrication techniques employing either a focused ion beam or a cantilever tip of an atomic force microscope. Inkjet printing has been used to fill the trenches with the functional titania ink. The experimental prototypes have qualitatively demonstrated memristive current–voltage behavior, as well as high biocompatibility.