Ni-Dna-Based Nanodevices
Chia-Ching Chang1,2*, Chiun-Jye Yuan1, Wen-Bin Jian3, Yu-Chang Chen3, Massimiliano Di Ventra4
1Department of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
3Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
4Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, USA
* presenting author:Chia-Ching Chang,
DNA is a multipurpose biopolymer that has drawn a lot of attentions in the field of nano-machines or/and nano-electronics. DNA exhibits high stability, adjustable conductance, self-organizing capability, programmability and massive information storage. It is an ideal material in the applications of nanodevices and nano-electronics. By doping with nickel ions tunes the DNA into conducting polymers. Further studies showed that nickel ions containing DNA (Ni-DNA) nanowires exhibit characteristics of memory resistor and capacitor behaviors and making them a potential mass information storage system. In summary, Ni-DNA have promising applications in a variety of fields, including nano-electronics, biosensors and memcomputing.

Keywords: Ni-DNA, nanowire, nanodevice, memristor, memcomputing