Crystalline thin films formed by supramolecular assembly for ultrahigh-density data storage

Yongqiang Wen, Yanlin Song, Guiyuan Jiang, Dongbo Zhao, Kuiling Ding, Wenfang Yuan, Xiao Lin, Hongjun Gao, Lei Jiang, Daoben Zhu

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The formation of crystalline thin films by a supramolecular assembly for ultrahigh-density data storage was investigated. Ultrahigh-density data storage with the formation nanometer-sized data on a thin film was demonstrated by applying a program-controlled pulsed voltage. IT was found that the size of the recording dots could be controlled at the level of the TADDOL-coumarin (TC) molecules. It was observed that the dots are formed as a result of the electric-field-induced rupture of hydrogen bonds between the TADDOL and coumarin molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2018-2021
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

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