Photoswitches and Memories Assembled by Electrospinning Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide Single Nanowires


  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 50232020 and 50572024).


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Electrically bistable polycrystalline nanowires are obtained by a simple electrospinning process. Two-terminal single nanowire devices that can be prepared by aligning individual AZO nanowires across paired Au electrodes are demonstrated (see figure). These AZO/gold junctions exhibited photoconductive resistance switching and electrically bistable characteristics at room temperature, indicating their potential applications as photodiodes and memories.