Scalable self-assembling optoelectronic arrays developed - Could greatly enhance memory capabilities

12/15/2014 - 00:00

  A way to use weak molecular bonding interactions to create well-ordered and stable metal–organic monolayers with optoelectronic properties has been found by researchers from the RIKEN Surface and Interface Science Laboratory1. The development could form the basis for the scalable fabrication of molecular optoelectronic devices.<br><br>A variety of emerging technologies are being investigated as potential replacements or enhancements of the electrical-charge-based electronics that lie at the heart of all electronic devices. Utilizing interactions between light and charge—referred to as optoelectronics—is of particular interest to researchers and engineers. Organic molecules that change state reversibly in response to pulses of light could, for example, be used to build versatile optoelectronic memory devices with ultrahigh storage capacities.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON RIKEN RESEARCH</a><br><br>Ref:  Shimizu, T. K., Jung, J., Imada, H. &amp; Kim, Y. Supramolecular assembly through interactions between molecular dipoles and alkali metal ions. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 53, 13729–13733 (2014). <a href="">doi: 10.1002/anie.201407555</a>