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Title: Electron transfer at the contact between Al electrode and gold nanoparticles of polymer: Nanoparticle resistive switching devices studied by alternating current impedance spectroscopy

Electron transfer at the contact between an Al electrode and Au nanoparticles of polymer:nanoparticle devices is studied by ac impedance spectroscopy. The devices have a polystyrene layer embedded with Au nanoparticles capped with conjugated 2-naphthalenethiol sandwiched between Al and MoO{sub 3}/Al electrodes, and they exhibit electrode-sensitive resistive switches. The devices in the pristine or high resistance state have high capacitance. The capacitance decreases after the devices switch to a low resistance state by a voltage scan. The change in the capacitance is attributed to the voltage-induced change on the electronic structure of the contact between the Al electrode and Au nanoparticles.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576 (Singapore)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253908
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 103; Journal Issue: 23; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ALTERNATING CURRENT; CAPACITANCE; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; ELECTRON TRANSFER; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; GOLD; IMPEDANCE; LAYERS; MOLYBDENUM OXIDES; NANOSTRUCTURES; PARTICLES; POLYSTYRENE; SPECTROSCOPY; SWITCHES