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Integrated bioelectronic proton-gated logic elements utilizing nanoscale patterned Nafion

J. G. Gluschke Orcid Logo, J. Seidl, R. W. Lyttleton, K. Nguyen, M. Lagier, F. Meyer, P. Krogstrup, J. Nygård, S. Lehmann, Bernard Mostert Orcid Logo, Paul Meredith Orcid Logo, A. P. Micolich Orcid Logo

Materials Horizons, Volume: 8, Issue: 1, Pages: 224 - 233

Swansea University Authors: Bernard Mostert Orcid Logo, Paul Meredith Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.1039/d0mh01070g

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A central endeavour in bioelectronics is the development of logic elements to transduce and process ionic to electronic signals. Motivated by this challenge, we report fully monolithic, nanoscale logic elements featuring n- and p-type nanowires as electronic channels that are proton-gated by electro...

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Published in: Materials Horizons
ISSN: 2051-6355
Published: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 2020
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa64650
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Abstract: A central endeavour in bioelectronics is the development of logic elements to transduce and process ionic to electronic signals. Motivated by this challenge, we report fully monolithic, nanoscale logic elements featuring n- and p-type nanowires as electronic channels that are proton-gated by electron-beam patterned Nafion. We demonstrate inverter circuits with state-of-the-art ion-to-electron transduction performance giving DC gain exceeding 5 and frequency response up to 2 kHz. A key innovation facilitating the logic integration is a new electron-beam process for patterning Nafion with linewidths down to 125 nm. This process delivers feature sizes compatible with low voltage, fast switching elements. This expands the scope for Nafion as a versatile patternable high-proton-conductivity element for bioelectronics and other applications requiring nanoengineered protonic membranes and electrodes.
Keywords: Bioelectronics, logic elements, Nafion
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Funders: This work was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) under DP170104024 and DP170102552, the Welsh European Funding Office (European Regional Development Fund) through the Sêr Cymru II Program, the Danish National Research Foundation, the Danish Innovation Fund, NanoLund at Lund University, the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Energy Agency (Grant No. 38331-1) and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). P. M. is a Sêr Cymru Research Chair and an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland and A. B. M. is a Sêr Cymru II fellow and the results incorporated in this work have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement no. 663830. A. P. M. was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Long-term Invitational Fellow during the drafting of this manuscript. The work was performed in part using the NSW and Queensland nodes of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) and the Electron Microscope Unit (EMU) within the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC) at UNSW Sydney.
Issue: 1
Start Page: 224
End Page: 233