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Memristors - New Silicon Memory Chips

UCL research leads to exciting new discovery
“My work revealed that a material we had been looking at for some time could in fact be made into a memristor. The potential for this material is huge. We can programme the chips using the cycle between two or more states of conductivity. We’re very excited that our devices may be an important step towards new silicon memory chips"

- Adnan Mehonic, PhD Student.

UCL's Dr Tony Kenyon has led researchers in the Electronic Materials and Devices group to discover details of a promising way to make a fundamentally different kind of computer memory chip.

The device is a "memristor", a long-hypothesised but only recently demonstrated electronic component.

"Resistive switching in silicon suboxide films" by Adnan Mehonic, Sébastien Cueff, Maciej Wojdak, Stephen Hudziak, Olivier Jambois, Christophe Labbé, Blas Garrido, Richard Rizk and Anthony J Kenyon has been published in the Journal of Applied Physics

Full coverage of this exciting finding can be read on the BBC website and an article on The Register.

Dr Tony Kenyon will also be discussing this on "Material World" on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 24th May 2012.

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