chapter  9
20 Pages

Molecular Memories

WithJulien Buckley, Tiziana Pro, Venera Aiello, Micae¨l Charbonneau, and Barbara De Salvo

In this chapter, we assess the progress that has been made in the

field of memories employing organic-based molecular or polymer

layers. Such technologies explore the use of low-cost “bottom-

up” approaches (i.e., chemical synthesis, surface functionalization,

molecular self-assembly). Recent findings show that they may have

some features of interest to mainstream storage technologies within

the next few decades, and on a shorter term address new markets

(plastic electronics, flexible/wearable electronics, etc.).