Electrical bistable behaviour was demonstrated in memory devices based on n-type FeS2 nanocrystals (NCs) embedded in a p-type poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) matrix. An organic/inorganic hybrid non-volatile memory device with a type-II band alignment, fabricated by a spin-coating process, exhibited electrical bistable characteristics. The bistable behaviour of carrier transport can be well described through the space-charge-limited current model. The small amount of FeS2 NCs in this device serve as an excellent charge trapping medium arising from the type-II band alignment between FeS2 and P3HT. Our study suggests a new way to integrate non-volatile memory with other devices such as transistor or photovoltaic since the presented FeS2/P3HT offers a type-II band alignment.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films