Electrochemical addressing of the optical properties of a monolayer on a transparent conducting substrate

Atindra D. Shukla, Amitava Das, Milko E. Van Der Boom

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Don't forget to write! Electrochemical charge storage in a ruthenium-based monolayer on a hydrophilic substrate (for example, indium tin oxide coated glass) produces redox switching of the optical properties of the system (see picture). (Graph Presented) This read/write process can be carried out at low voltage in air and monitored by UV/Vis spectrophotometry. This makes the monolayer system a suitable candidate for nonvolatile memory devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3237-3240
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - May 20 2005



  • Molecular devices
  • Monolayers
  • Ruthenium
  • Switches
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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