Nanostructural anisotropy underlies anisotropic electrical bistability

Pramod P. Pillai, Krzysztof Pacławski, Jiwon Kim, Bartosz A. Grzybowski

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Regular arrays of nanorods having asymmetric cross-sections are fabricated by a combination of electrodeposition and glancing-angle deposition (GLAD). When these nanorods are embedded in a polymer matrix, they give rise to composite materials in which the structural anisotropy at the nanoscale translates into functional anisotropy in the form of direction-dependent electrical bistability. The degree of this directional bistability depends on and can be controlled by the spacing between the nearby nanorods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1623-1628
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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