Themed collection Horizons Community Board Collection: Advanced Memory Technologies

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Horizons Community Board Collection – Progress and development in advanced memory technologies and electronics

A themed collection on advanced memory technologies, guest edited by Materials Horizons Community Board Member Ye Zhou and Nanoscale Horizons Community Board Member Pengzhan Sun.

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Toward non-volatile photonic memory: concept, material and design

This review presents the development of photonic memory, with a view towards inspiring more intriguing ideas on the elegant selection of materials and design of novel device structures that may finally induce major progress in the fabrication and application of photonic memory.

Graphical abstract: Toward non-volatile photonic memory: concept, material and design
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Current status and prospects of memristors based on novel 2D materials

A summary of the characteristics and switching mechanisms of memristors based on novel 2D materials.

Graphical abstract: Current status and prospects of memristors based on novel 2D materials
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Review Article

Nanotrapping memories

Nanotrapping memories are suggested as an enabler for a nano-empowered, data-centric future.

Graphical abstract: Nanotrapping memories
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Communication

Real-time monitoring of trap dynamics reveals the electronic states that limit charge transport in crystalline organic semiconductors

Access to the dynamics of trap annihilation/generation resulting from isomer rearrangement identifies the performance-limiting processes in organic thin-film transistors.

Graphical abstract: Real-time monitoring of trap dynamics reveals the electronic states that limit charge transport in crystalline organic semiconductors
Open Access Communication

Monitoring supported lipid bilayers with n-type organic electrochemical transistors

An n-type, accumulation mode, microscale organic electrochemical transistor monitors the activity of a pore-forming protein integrated into a lipid bilayer.

Graphical abstract: Monitoring supported lipid bilayers with n-type organic electrochemical transistors
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

2D ferromagnetism in europium/graphene bilayers

Coupling to Eu makes graphene magnetic without sacrificing its intrinsic properties.

Graphical abstract: 2D ferromagnetism in europium/graphene bilayers
Communication

An asymmetric hot carrier tunneling van der Waals heterostructure for multibit optoelectronic memory

Novel optoelectronic memory is fabricated using a van der Waals heterostructure of PtS2/h-BN/graphene with asymmetric hot carrier tunneling barriers.

Graphical abstract: An asymmetric hot carrier tunneling van der Waals heterostructure for multibit optoelectronic memory
Open Access Communication

Beyond graphene oxide: laser engineering functionalized graphene for flexible electronics

We show a novel concept for the design of graphene-based materials via diazonium-mediated functionalization and subsequent laser treatment for flexible electronics.

Graphical abstract: Beyond graphene oxide: laser engineering functionalized graphene for flexible electronics
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Optically and electrically excited intermediate electronic states in donor:acceptor based OLEDs

Using spin-sensitive techniques, we show that optical excitation and electrical generation in donor:acceptor TADF OLEDs involve different excited state pathways towards light emission.

Graphical abstract: Optically and electrically excited intermediate electronic states in donor:acceptor based OLEDs
Communication

Designing carbon conductive filament memristor devices for memory and electronic synapse applications

Utilizing the instability of the edge atoms of graphene defects, carbon conductive filaments were formed under the regulation of the electric field and the synaptic function was achieved.

Graphical abstract: Designing carbon conductive filament memristor devices for memory and electronic synapse applications
Communication

A multiple negative differential resistance heterojunction device and its circuit application to ternary static random access memory

For increasing the bit-density in the conventional binary logic system, various efforts have been made toward implementing single devices with two threshold voltage (VTH) via the negative differential resistance (NDR) phenomenon.

Graphical abstract: A multiple negative differential resistance heterojunction device and its circuit application to ternary static random access memory
Communication

Electrochemical and thermodynamic processes of metal nanoclusters enabled biorealistic synapses and leaky-integrate-and-fire neurons

A two-terminal memristive device with embedded Ag nanoclusters is developed to biorealistically realize artificial synapses and leaky-integrate-and-fire neurons.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical and thermodynamic processes of metal nanoclusters enabled biorealistic synapses and leaky-integrate-and-fire neurons
Communication

Comparison of organic and inorganic layers for structural templating of pentacene thin films

Effective control over the molecular orientation of pentacene was achieved with copper(I) iodide and results in a change in the functional properties with increases in both visible light absorption and work function.

Graphical abstract: Comparison of organic and inorganic layers for structural templating of pentacene thin films
Communication

Superionic conduction along ordered hydroxyl networks in molecular-thin nanosheets

Single-layer LDH nanosheets serve as a free hydroxide ion donor and 2D hopping lane for superionic conduction.

Graphical abstract: Superionic conduction along ordered hydroxyl networks in molecular-thin nanosheets
Communication

Fully transparent, flexible and waterproof synapses with pattern recognition in organic environments

Artificial intelligence applications require bio-inspired neuromorphic systems that consist of electronic synapses (e-synapses) able to perform learning and memory functions.

Graphical abstract: Fully transparent, flexible and waterproof synapses with pattern recognition in organic environments
Communication

Ionic nanocluster-evolved polymers for low-voltage flexible organic nonvolatile memory transistors

The ionic nanocluster-evolved PAMPSA–AN layers enable nonvolatile memory OFETs to be operated at low voltages with outstanding retention characteristics.

Graphical abstract: Ionic nanocluster-evolved polymers for low-voltage flexible organic nonvolatile memory transistors
Communication

Keggin-type polyoxometalate cluster as an active component for redox-based nonvolatile memory

Keggin-type polyoxometalate (POM) cluster based non-volatile memory has been investigated, and the molecular reconfiguration induced by the reduction process of POM molecules is proposed to initialize the resistive switching behavior.

Graphical abstract: Keggin-type polyoxometalate cluster as an active component for redox-based nonvolatile memory
Communication

MoS2-capped CuxS nanocrystals: a new heterostructured geometry of transition metal dichalcogenides for broadband optoelectronics

Heterostructuring of different transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) leads to interesting band alignment and performance improvement, and thus enables new routes for the development of materials for next-generation semiconductor electronics.

Graphical abstract: MoS2-capped CuxS nanocrystals: a new heterostructured geometry of transition metal dichalcogenides for broadband optoelectronics
Communication

Erasable memory properties of spectral selectivity modulated by temperature and bias in an individual CdS nanobelt-based photodetector

Single CdS nanobelt-based photodetectors show an ultra-high response to light close to the bandgap energy at large bias, and moreover their spectral response range selectivity to above- and below-bandgap light can show an reversable memory by temperature-writing and bias-erasing.

Graphical abstract: Erasable memory properties of spectral selectivity modulated by temperature and bias in an individual CdS nanobelt-based photodetector
Open Access Communication

An all-solid-state biocompatible ion-to-electron transducer for bioelectronics

The first all solid state organic electrochemical transistor based upon the skin pigment melanin.

Graphical abstract: An all-solid-state biocompatible ion-to-electron transducer for bioelectronics
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Communication

Light sensors and opto-logic gates based on organic electrochemical transistors

In this study, we combine a photochemical cell with a transistor, forming a novel optical-to-electronic interface using OECTs with a light-sensitive gate, which can be used for photonic, optogenetic and other applications where conversion from an optical to electronic signal is key.

Graphical abstract: Light sensors and opto-logic gates based on organic electrochemical transistors
Communication

Unusual electromechanical response in rubrene single crystals

Multiscale modeling and experimental measurements highlight the strong coupling between mechanical stress and mobility along the two in-plane orthogonal crystalline directions in rubrene FETs.

Graphical abstract: Unusual electromechanical response in rubrene single crystals
Communication

Nanometric building blocks for robust multifunctional molecular junctions

Multiple layers in molecular junctions with different structures permit a wide range of electronic functions, including rectification, memory, and charge storage.

Graphical abstract: Nanometric building blocks for robust multifunctional molecular junctions
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About this collection

Guest Edited by Ye Zhou, Shenzhen University and Materials Horizons Community Board member and Pengzhan Sun, University of Manchester and Nanoscale Horizons Community Board member.

Advanced memory technologies and electronics are impacting the information era. Many of the emerging memories and electronic devices, especially those constructed by appealing functional materials or methodologies, will play a key role in building novel, high speed and low power consumption computing and data storage systems. In this themed collection, we compile noteworthy research and review articles in the areas involving charge trapping memories, resistive memories, neruomorphic devices, and many other intriguing electronic devices and paradigms with new possibilities. We hope you enjoy reading this themed collection.

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