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Memristor paper creates waves

March 08, 2011

 

 

Maze from : : http://www.mattneuman.com/maze.htm

We know mazes where given an entrance point one has to find a unique path to exit from the puzzle sections of newspapers. However,  they represent a class of problems which require massive parallel computing efforts to solve. Pershin ( http://www.physics.sc.edu/~pershin ) and Di Ventra suggest the use of memristors as an analog computer to solve these important problems. A memristor is a two terminal electronic component where the resistance "remembers" the amount of charge that has flowed through it. Other more well known two terminal devices are resistors, capacitors and inductors. Memristors are touted by some scientsists as the 'next device' in electronics which will be able to tackle problems of vexing complexities.

Related commentaries can be found at:

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/03/memristors-make-fast-work-of-maz.html?ref=hp

and

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/26467/

The original paper can be downloaded at:

http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1103/1103.0021.pdf

A related paper can be downloaded from:

http://www.physics.sc.edu/~pershin/publish/52.pdf