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Superconducting memristors for memory and neuromorphic applications

Project description

Novel memristors for neuromorphic computing and superconducting electronics

The EU-funded SUPERMEM project aims to prove the concept of a novel type of electronic device, a redox superconducting memristor. The functionality of the new device expands beyond binary memory, displaying a continuum of states, with the switching driven by a sequence of voltage pulses or by visible light illumination. The concept originates from recent work which demonstrated the physical mechanism that produces the memristive behaviour as a controlled redox reaction. The structural parameters of the currently proposed memristor will radically improve scalability and simplify fabrication. Importantly, the new device will introduce new functionalities, such as photosensitivity and superconductivity, and pave the way for new areas of application, such as neuromorphic computing and superconducting electronics.

Objective

The concept we aim a proving is a novel type of electronic device, a redox superconducting memristor, whose functionality is beyond that of binary memories: it shows a continuum of states (instead of just two), and the switching between them can be driven by a sequence of voltage pulses or by visible light illumination. Furthermore, it is based on high-temperature superconductors, allowing for low-dissipation devices. This concept stems from recent work in the frame of an ERC consolidator grant, which has demonstrated the physical mechanism that produces the memristive behavior: a controlled red-ox reaction. The structural simplicity of the proposed memristor radically improves scalability and facilitates fabrication as compared to the existing approaches. The new functionalities it brings, particularly photosensitivity and the superconductivity, open new avenues in the areas of application, which include neuromorphic computing and superconducting electronics.

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 145 000,00
Address
RUE MICHEL ANGE 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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