Volume 94 Issue 26 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 27, 2016 | Web Date: June 24, 2016

Light and organic chemistry could make smarter, flexible devices

A blend of organic materials bolsters bendable data storage devices
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: molecular electronics, materials, organic, transistor, memory

Flexible organic memory devices are now storing more information using light and divulging those data with electronic current.

These aren’t the first organic devices to use different physics for writing and reading data, but earlier devices were slower, stored fewer data, and degraded more quickly, say Paolo Samorì and Emanuele Orgiu of the University of Strasbourg. Chemistry has now allowed Samorì, Orgiu, Stefan Hecht of Humboldt University of Berlin, and their colleagues . . .

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