Gallery: Another step toward harnessing memristors

Gallery: Another step toward harnessing memristors

Summary: Researchers say they have found out that memristors function like the neurons that pass information around the human brain

TOPICS: Hewlett-Packard

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  • HP's Stan Williams led the research team that cracked open memristors in 2008. ZDNet's Tom Foremski sat down with him and talked about his team's findings.

  • "One of the biggest hurdles in using these devices is understanding how they work: the microscopic picture for how they undergo such tremendous and reversible change in resistance. We now have a direct picture for the thermal profile that is highly localised around this channel during electrical operation, and is likely to play a large role in accelerating the physics driving the memristive behavior." - John Paul Strachan of the nanoElectronics Research Group at HP Labs.

  • The timeline of memristors.

Topic: Hewlett-Packard

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