Heremans, Paul × Gelinck, Gerwin H Muller, Robert Baeg, Kang-Jun Kim, Dong-Yu Noh, Yong-Young #
American Chemical Society
Chemistry of Materials vol:23 issue:3 pages:341-358
Organic molecules and semiconductors have been proposed as active part of a large variety of nonvolatile memory devices, including resistors, diodes and transistors. In this review, we focus on electrically reprogrammable nonvolatile memories. We classify several possible devices according to their operation principle and critically review the role of the pi-conjugated materials in the device operation. We propose specifications for applications for organic nonvolatile memory and review the state of the art with respect to these target specifications. Conclusions are drawn regarding further work on materials and device architectures.