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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE PICARDIE JULES VERNE
Net EU contribution
€ 460 000,00
Address
Chemin Du Thil
80025 Amiens
France

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Region
Hauts-de-France Picardie Somme
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 55 200,00

Participants (3)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 308 200,00
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 289 800,00
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza

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Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 400,00
NANOTECHCENTER LLC
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 322 000,00
Address
3 Krzhizhanovsky Str.
03680 Kiev

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 736 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SOUTHERN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY
Russia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bolshaya Sadovaya 105
344006 Rostov On Don

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 73 600,00