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Ultralow Power Microfuses for Write-Once Read-Many Organic Memory Elements

Authors

  • Bianca C. de Brito,

    1. Centre of Electronic Optoelectronics and Telecommunications Universidade do Algarve Campus de Gambelas 8000 Faro (Portugal)
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  • Edsger C. P. Smits,

    1. Philips Research Laboratories High Tech Campus 4 5656 AE Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    2. University of Groningen Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials Nijenborgh 4 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands)
    3. Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) P.O. Box 902 5600 AX Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Paul A. van Hal,

    1. Philips Research Laboratories High Tech Campus 4 5656 AE Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Tom C. T. Geuns,

    1. Philips Research Laboratories High Tech Campus 4 5656 AE Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Bert de Boer,

    1. University of Groningen Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials Nijenborgh 4 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands)
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  • Clemens J. M. Lasance,

    1. Philips Research Laboratories High Tech Campus 4 5656 AE Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Henrique L. Gomes,

    1. Centre of Electronic Optoelectronics and Telecommunications Universidade do Algarve Campus de Gambelas 8000 Faro (Portugal)
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  • Dago M. de Leeuw

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    1. Philips Research Laboratories High Tech Campus 4 5656 AE Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    2. University of Groningen Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials Nijenborgh 4 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands)
    • Philips Research Laboratories High Tech Campus 4 5656 AE Eindhoven (The Netherlands).
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  • The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the EC (POLYAPPLY IST-IP-507143). The work of E. C. P. S. forms part of the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) research program (project no. 516). We thank R. G. R. Weemaes from the materials analysis department of MiPlaza for the FIB measurements. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

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Ultralow power microfuses for write- once read-many organic memory elements that rely on electrolysis of water rather than conventional Joule heating are presented. Gasses formed upon electrolysis cannot escape, the pressure rises, the top electrode delaminates and the electrical contact is lost. The voltage-driven fuses are ideally suited for low-end applications such as in electronic bar codes.

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