ACS Appl Bio Mater. 2023 Mar 28. doi: 10.1021/acsabm.2c01073. Online ahead of print.


We report a memory device based on organic-inorganic hybrid cellulose-Ti3C2TX MXene composite hydrogel (CMCH) as a switching layer sandwiched between Ag top and FTO bottom electrodes. The device (Ag/CMCH/FTO) was fabricated by a simple, solution-processed route and exhibits reliable and reproducible bipolar resistive switching. Multilevel switching behavior was observed at low operating voltages (±0.5 to ±1 V). Furthermore, the capacitive-coupled memristive characteristics of the device were corroborated with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and this affirmed the filamentary conduction switching mechanism (LRS-HRS). The synaptic functions of the CMCH-based memory device were evaluated, wherein potentiation/depression properties over 8 × 103 electric pulses were observed. The device also exhibited spike time-dependent plasticity-based symmetric Hebbian learning rule of a biological synapse. This hybrid hydrogel is expected to be a potential switching material for low-cost, sustainable, and biocompatible memory storage devices and artificial synaptic applications.

PMID:36976913 | DOI:10.1021/acsabm.2c01073