Conductive polymer dot arrays as a patterned medium have been developed for scanning multiprobe data storage based on scanning probe microscopy (SPM) technology. The dot array is formed using electron beam lithography, and the conductive polymer is synthesized by selective electrolytic polymerization from a self-assembled monolayer on an Au film. The conductance of the conductive polymer dots can be reversibly changed by the application of voltages using a conductive SPM tip. It is demonstrated that the conductive polymer has the potential ability for the patterned media of scanning probe data storage systems.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering