Tunable ionic electronic transistor

Patent Number: 10,429,343
Issued: 10/1/2019
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Abstract: Various technologies pertaining to a transistor having a variable-conductance channel with a non-volatile tunable conductance are described herein. The transistor comprises source and drain electrodes separated by a conducting channel layer. The conducting channel layer is separated from an electrochemical gate (ECG) layer by an electrolyte layer that prevents migration of electrons between the channel and the ECG but allows ion migration. When a voltage is applied between the channel and the ECG, electrons flow from one to the other, which causes a migration of ions from the channel to the ECG or vice versa. As ions move into or out of the channel layer, the conductance of the channel changes. When the voltage is removed, the channel maintains its conductance state.
Filed: 2/9/2017
Application Number: 15/428,325
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.