Nano-floating gate organic memory devices utilizing Ag-Cu nanoparticles embedded in PVA-PAA-glycerol polymer

A. I. Ayesh, S. Qadri, V. J. Baboo, M. Y. Haik, Y. Haik

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We report on the fabrication of nonvolatile organic memory devices that utilize silver-copper (Ag-Cu) nanoparticles as charge storage elements. Herein, Ag-Cu nanoparticles of an average size of 12 nm were impeded between thin layers of polymers: poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), and poly-vinyl-alcohol/poly acrylamide co-acrylic acid with glycerol ionic liquid (PVA-PAA-glycerol). PMMA acts as a dielectric layer, while our newly developed PVA-PAA-glycerol polymer acts as a semiconducting layer. The conductivity of PVA-PAA-glycerol could be controlled conductivity by adjusting the percentage of glycerol. Aluminum films of desired thickness were produced by thermal evaporation and used as electrical electrodes. Capacitance-voltage (C(V)) measurements of the fabricated devices revealed hysteresis with a 10 V window. This is an indication of charge storage within Ag-Cu nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalSynthetic Metals
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2013



  • Ag-Cu nanoparticles
  • Nano-floating gate memory
  • Organic memory devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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