Iridium(iii) complex-containing non-conjugated polymers for non-volatile memory induced by switchable through-space charge transfer

Baojie Yang, Peng Tao, Chenxi Ma, Runze Tang, Tao Gong, Shujuan Liu, Qiang Zhao

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Organic memory devices have recently attracted considerable interest to combat the increasing demands of data storage. Herein, taking advantage of the electron-deficient nature of iridium(iii) complexes and the flexible polymer skeleton of non-conjugated polymers, a series of novel non-conjugated iridium(iii) complex-containing polymersP2-P5with non-volatile memory properties, and the corresponding model polymerP1,were rationally designed and synthesized. The memory effect ofP1is a static random-access memory type, while that of the polymers containing iridium(iii) complexes are flash types. The ON/OFF current ratio of the devices based onP3is as high as 103and the device has good stability. It exhibits a long retention time of 104s and both ON and OFF states, which survive up to more than 105read cycles. The introduction of an iridium(iii) complex contributes to the charge-transfer states from carbazole moieties to the iridium(iii) complex, which also improves the crystallinity of polymers and realizes electrical bistability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5449-5455
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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