Preparation of graphene oxide-polypyrrole-polyvinylferrocene ternary nanocomposite and its resistive-switching characteristic

  • Ruyi Liu
  • Xiuyuan NiEmail author
  • Jinrui Lin


In this study, we synthesized a new composite material, graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets covered with polypyrrole (PPy) and polyvinylferrocene (PVfc) nanoclusters. This material was used in a nonvolatile resistive-switching memory device. The structures of the synthesized nanocomposite were analyzed by field emission scanning electron microscope, infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectric spectroscopy. The results showed that polymers were in-situ grown on GO nanosheets continuously. It was found that N+ polaron was formed due to the protonic acid doping of PPy component, and ferrocenium ions were richly generated from the oxidation of PVfc component. A reversible bistable nonvolatile resistive-switching memory device with good stability and high ON/OFF current ratio was fabricated using the synthesized composite as active layer. The charge transport mechanism of different resistance states was studied using model-fitting methods.



This study was funded by Fudan University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular ScienceFudan UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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