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NIST’s Flexible Memory Devices

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Laboratory: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Technology: Flexible memory devices

Opportunity: This technology is available for licensing exclusively or nonexclusively in any field.

Details: NIST scientists fabricated this memory device using existing sol gel technologies and room-temperature solution processing techniques to create a flexible device using titanium dioxide as the memory element.

The scientists constructed the flexible memory device by using existing sol gel technologies, other solution processing methods, and by incorporating titanium dioxide as the memory element.

Benefits: The flexible memory devices are extremely light and have a low manufacturing cost. Created with inexpensive flexible plastic substrates, these electronic memory devices can be written, erased, and rewritten, as well as recycled several times over for various applications.

Potential Applications:

  • Sensors – can be utilized in various sensor-serving technologies such as medical devices that monitor vital signs and other bodily statistics.
  • Data collection – can take inventories in stockrooms and warehouses when paired with radio frequency identification systems (RFID).

Contact: For more information about this technology and other available NIST technologies, contact NIST’s Technology Partnerships Office at

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