Memristive devices as quantum standard for nanometrology

EMPIR project 20FUN06

Memristive devices (MemQuDs) are electrical resistance switches that couple ionics (i.e. dynamics of ions) with electronics. Besides representing one of the most promising candidates for the hardware realization of brain-inspired computing with neuromorphic-type of data processing, these devices offer a promising platform to observe quantum effects in air, at room temperature, and without an applied magnetic field. 

For this reason, they can be traced to fundamental physics constants fixed in the revised International System of Units (SI) for the realisation of a standard of resistance. However, as an emerging technology, memristive devices lack standardization and insights in the fundamental physics underlying its working principles, hindering their use.

  • To develop well-controlled memristive model systems.
  • To investigate nanoionic processes by advancing reliable nanoelectrical characterization of memristive devices.
  • To develop a traceable quantification of chemical, structural and ionic/electronic properties of memristive devices.
  • To develop metrological cross-platforms measurement techniques.
  • To facilitate the take up of the technology and measurement infrastructure developed in the project.
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