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Memristive and multiferroic materials for emergent logic units in nanoelectronics

Project description

A 'brain' is born of novel nanomaterials with emergent neuronal properties

The most simplistic computational model of a neuron is an 'on-off' switch, with a '0' representing a resting state and a '1' representing an axon firing an action potential. While this lends itself well to conventional digital electronics and silicon-based transistors, it does not represent the incredible natural 'state' space of a real neuron. When it comes to realising the potential of a brain-like processing system, novel materials are needed. The EU-funded MELON project has created an expert consortium of academic institutions and an SME to explore novel materials with history-dependent conductivity to emulate neuronal connectivity. Together with materials capable of multivalued logic and interconnects, the team plans to deliver the building blocks of tomorrow's emergent computing circuits.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE PICARDIE JULES VERNE
Address
Chemin Du Thil
80025 Amiens
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 460 000

Participants (3)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 308 200
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 289 800
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANOTECHCENTER LLC
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 322 000
Address
3 Krzhizhanovsky Str.
03680 Kiev
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (1)

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
Address
Godoy Cruz 2290
C1425FQB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations