Lithographic graphitic memories

Alexander Sinitskii, James M. Tour

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Reported here are easily accessible memory devices based upon stripes of chemical vapor deposited (CVD) nanosized irregular discs of graphitic material that can be layered in stripes ≤10 nm thick with controllable lengths and widths. These lithographic graphitic stripes, which can be easily fabricated in large quantities in parallel by conventional fabrication techniques (such as CVD and photo-or e-beam lithography), with yields ≥95%, are shown to exhibit voltage-induced switching behavior, which can be used for two-terminal memories. These memories are stable, rewritable, and nonvolatile with ON/OFF ratios up to 107, switching times down to 1 μs (tested limit), and switching voltages down to 3-4 V. The major functional parameters of these lithographic memories are shown to be scalable with the devices' dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2760-2766
Number of pages7
JournalACS Nano
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 22 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • CVD
  • Graphene
  • Graphitic carbon
  • Nanoscale devices
  • Nonvolatile memories
  • Resistive switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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