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Organic Device Bids to Make Memory Cheaper

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Science  07 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5536, pp. 1746
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5536.1746a

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CHICAGO-- Organics are laying claim to one of silicon's remaining strongholds: memory. Last week, a materials chemist told the American Chemical Society that his group has devised an organic-based digital memory. The new devices work similarly to flash memory, a relatively expensive silicon-based technology that retains its data even when power to a device is turned off.