CSIR – National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST)

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt.Of India Thiruvananthapuram.

Anisotropic Phase Formation Induced Enhancement of Resistive Switching in Bio–based Imidazolium Ionic Liquid Crystals

Renjith Sasi, K. B. Jinesh, and Sudha J. Devaki*

The stimuli-responsive orientation of liquid crystals having ionic appendages seems to have a great impact on the modern age molecular electronics. Low cost environmentally benign materials is the need of current century ailing from various severe environmental backlashes. Here we are presenting a stimuliresponsive ionic liquid crystal derived from an industrial waste by-product as a resistive memory material for soft and flexible electronics. Thermal and potential responsive ordering of this imidazolium-based ionic liquid crystal would be benefited in the design of high performance non-volatile memory devices. Potential-responsive ordering of the liquid crystalline mesophase is responsible for the orientation of charge carriers to improve the charge conduction of the system.

DOI: 10.1002/slct.201601715