Flexible molecular-scale electronic devices composed of diarylethene photoswitching molecules

Dongku Kim, Hyunhak Jeong, Hanki Lee, Wangtaek Hwang, Jannic Sebastian Wolf, Elke Scheer, Thomas Huhn, Heejun Jeong, Takhee Lee

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The electrical properties of diarylethene photoswitching molecular devices on flexible substrates are studied. When exposed to UV or visible light, diarylethene molecular devices show two electrical states (a high and a low conductance state) with a discrepancy of an order of magnitude in the level of current between the two states. The diarylethene flexible molecular devices exhibit excellent long-time stability and reliable electrical characteristics in both conductance states when subjected to various mechanical stresses. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3968-3973
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number23
StatePublished - Mar 31 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


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