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Top-down synthesis of hollow graphene nanostructures for use in resistive switching memory devices

Publication Type : Journal Article

Source : Advanced Electronic Materials

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Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Arts and Sciences

Year : 2017

Abstract : Hollow nanostructures exhibit a wide range of potential applications because of the quantum confinement effect that arises from the narrow width of such nanostructures. It is challenging to synthesize hollow nanostructures of 2D materials. A facile top-down approach is presented for synthesizing high-quality hollow graphene nanostructures from highly oriented pyrolytic graphite target. Hollow graphene nanostructures composed of few-layered graphene nanorings (GNRs) are synthesized in acetone and poly(4-vinylpyridine) (P4VP) using the laser ablation in liquid technique. Density functional theory calculations of the layered GNRs indicate that their bandgap converges with an increase in the number of layers. To demonstrate the feasibility of the synthesized NRs for use in device applications, flexible two-terminal devices with a Pt/GNRs-P4VP/indium tin oxide structure are fabricated; the devices exhibit excellent memory characteristics, with the ON/OFF ratio being 2 × 104 and the retention time being 105 s. These results suggest that synthesizing uniform bandgap-engineered GNRs in organic media through laser ablation is an excellent method for realizing high-density, low-cost nonvolatile memories in a scalable manner.

Cite this Research Publication : Gopinathan Anoop, Tae-Yeon Kim, Hye Jeon Lee, Jung-Hyeun Kwak, Varij Panwar, and Ji Jo Young,Top-down synthesis of hollow graphene nanostructures for use in resistive switching memory devices, Advanced Electronic Materials,3, 1700264 (2017).

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