Photoassisted formation of an atomic switch

Takami Hino, Hirofumi Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Masakazu Aono, Takuji Ogawa

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Abstract

Photoassisted atomic switches are demonstrated. Nanogaps of tens of nanometers in Pt-Ag2S/Ag electrodes with photoconductive organic thin layers can be bridged by Ag whiskers growing from an Ag2S surface under both light irradiation and application of a bias. After the photoassisted formation of Ag whiskers, the switch works as a conventional atomic switch by alternating the polarization of the applied bias.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1745-1748
Number of pages4
JournalSmall
Volume6
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 16
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Atomic switches
  • Integral threshold gates
  • Mixed ionic conductors
  • Photoconductive organic thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine(all)

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Hino, T., Tanaka, H., Hasegawa, T., Aono, M., & Ogawa, T. (2010). Photoassisted formation of an atomic switch. Small, 6(16), 1745-1748. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201000472

Photoassisted formation of an atomic switch. / Hino, Takami; Tanaka, Hirofumi; Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi; Aono, Masakazu; Ogawa, Takuji.

In: Small, Vol. 6, No. 16, 16.08.2010, p. 1745-1748.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hino, T, Tanaka, H, Hasegawa, T, Aono, M & Ogawa, T 2010, 'Photoassisted formation of an atomic switch', Small, vol. 6, no. 16, pp. 1745-1748. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201000472
Hino T, Tanaka H, Hasegawa T, Aono M, Ogawa T. Photoassisted formation of an atomic switch. Small. 2010 Aug 16;6(16):1745-1748. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201000472
Hino, Takami ; Tanaka, Hirofumi ; Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi ; Aono, Masakazu ; Ogawa, Takuji. / Photoassisted formation of an atomic switch. In: Small. 2010 ; Vol. 6, No. 16. pp. 1745-1748.
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