Organic field-effect transistors with a polymeric electret as gate insulator and fullerenes as a molecular semiconductor were fabricated. We observed an amplification of the drain–source current Ids on the order of 104 upon applying a gate voltage Vg. Reversing the gate voltage Vg features large metastable hysteresis in the transfer characteristics Ids(Vg) with a long retention time. The observation of a switchable channel current Ids is proposed to originate from charge storage in the organic electret. As such, this device is a demonstration of an organic nonvolatile memory element switchable with the gate voltage.

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