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Core/Sheath Organic Nanocable Constructed with a Master–Slave Molecular Pair for Optically Switched Memories

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  • Gang Xu,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
    2. Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
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  • Qing-Dan Yang,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
    2. Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
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  • Feng-Yun Wang,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
    2. Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
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  • Wen-Feng Zhang,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
    2. Department of Physics and Materials, Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P. R. China
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  • Yong-Bing Tang,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
    2. Department of Physics and Materials, Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P. R. China
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  • Ning-Bew Wong,

    Corresponding author
    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
    2. Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
    • Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China.
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  • Shuit-Tong Lee,

    Corresponding author
    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
    2. Department of Physics and Materials, Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P. R. China
    • Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China.
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  • Wen-Jun Zhang,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
    2. Department of Physics and Materials, Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P. R. China
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  • Chun-Sing Lee

    Corresponding author
    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China
    2. Department of Physics and Materials, Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P. R. China
    • Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) City, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, P. R. China.
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Abstract

An organic photochromic material and an organic semiconducting material are combined to produce a “master–slave-type” core/sheath nanocable material in which by switching the photochromic master sheath, the electrical conductance and fluorescence of the semiconducting slave core material can be reversibly tuned. With such nanocables, non-volatile memory devices with both optical and electrical readouts are demonstrated.

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