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CHAPTER 8

Non-Volatile Memory Properties of Donor–Acceptor Block Copolymers

Polymeric materials have unique properties, such as flexibility and easy processability via spin-coating, ink-jet printing, and roll-to-roll processing. Thus, polymer-based memory devices have received significant attention because of their many advantages, including low fabrication cost, good scalability, printability, simplicity of device structure, and three-dimensional stackability. Among polymeric materials, random polymers have been predominantly used for the development of several types of polymer-based memory device. This chapter describes non-volatile memory devices based on polymers containing electron-donating and/or accepting groups among various organic materials. Depending on the polymer structure, well-defined homopolymers, rod–coil block copolymers, and coil–coil block copolymers have been categorized, and various memory devices have been fabricated using each polymer; these devices showed biswitching behavior. The different performances of the devices have also been demonstrated using different electrodes and some additives.

Publication details

Print publication date
21 Oct 2015
Copyright year
2016
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-116-4
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-250-5
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-739-5

From the book series:
Polymer Chemistry Series