Polarization controlled transport in PANI-BaTiO 3 nanofibers

Maxim Nikiforov, Haiqing Liu, Harold Craighead, Dawn Bonnell

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The orientation of ferroelectric domains in particles embedded in nanofibers can be manipulated externally and used to control the electronic properties of the nanowires. Specifically the resistance of a conductive polymer fiber increases with the magnitude of voltage used to orient domains perpendicular to the current flow direction. The behavior can be understood in terms of the effect of the local electrostatic field due to the ferroelectric particles on the electron scattering volume and/or the potential barriers to variable range electron hopping in the polymer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)896-900
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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