Memory effect promises better memory chips

  May 12/19, 2008
Electric fields shift ions' positions in nanoscale electronic circuits, which changes the electrical resistance of the circuits. This memory resistance -- the resistance levels can represent and therefore store information -- was first described in 1971 and has now been mathematically modeled and implemented in prototype devices. Memory resistors, or memristors, could form low-power nonvolatile memory chips and synapse-like circuitry for pattern recognition applications like computer vision.

Research paper:
The Missing Memristor Found
Nature, May 1, 2008

Researcher's homepage:
Stan Williams

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