Studies on the Formation of Switching and Memory Storage Materials Constructed from Metallo-Organic Charge-Transfer Complexes

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Electrochemical measurements have been employed to study the formation process of the charge-transfer complexes Cu+TCNQ,a switching and memory material, in a saturated TCNQ/CH3CN solution. These studies show that the Cu/Cu+TCNQ(s), TCNQo(CH3CN) system is an active-passive system corroding under diffusion control. A possible mechanism of localized corrosion-crystallization is proposed for the formation of a Cu+TCNQ film in an acetonitrile solution

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Duan, H., Cowan, D.O. & Kruger, J. Studies on the Formation of Switching and Memory Storage Materials Constructed from Metallo-Organic Charge-Transfer Complexes. MRS Online Proceedings Library 173, 165–169 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-173-165

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