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Microwave oven fabricated hybrid memristor devices for non-volatile memory storage

Verrelli, E.; Gray, R. J.; O'Neill, M.; Kelly, S. M.; Kemp, N. T.


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Dr Emanuele Verrelli
Lecturer in Physics, Director of Postgraduate Researchers, Seminar organiser, First aider

R. J. Gray

M. O'Neill

S. M. Kelly

N. T. Kemp


© 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd. Novel hybrid non-volatile memories made using an ultra-fast microwave heating method are reported for the first time. The devices, consisting of aligned ZnO nanorods embedded in poly (methyl methacrylate), require no forming step and exhibit reliable and reproducible bipolar resistive switching at low voltages and with low power usage. We attribute these properties to a combination of the high aspect ratio of the nanorods and the polymeric hybrid structure of the device. The extremely easy, fast and low-cost solution based method of fabrication makes possible the simple and quick production of cheap memory cells.


Verrelli, E., Gray, R. J., O'Neill, M., Kelly, S. M., & Kemp, N. T. (2014). Microwave oven fabricated hybrid memristor devices for non-volatile memory storage. Materials Research Express, 1(4), Article ARTN 046305.

Acceptance Date Oct 12, 2014
Online Publication Date Nov 10, 2014
Publication Date 2014-11
Deposit Date Jul 20, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jul 20, 2015
Journal Materials research express
Electronic ISSN 2053-1591
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 4
Article Number ARTN 046305
Keywords Electronics and devices, Memristor, Hybrid, ZnO nanorod, Resistive memory, Non-volatile, PMMA, Bipolar switching
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Additional Information This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article published in Materials research express. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at 10.1088/2053-1591/1/4/046305
Contract Date Jul 20, 2015


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