‘Memtransistor’ brings world closer to brain-like computing

Summary:

  1. The memtransistor builds upon work published in 2015, in which Hersam, Sangwan, and their collaborators used single-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) to create a three-terminal, gate-tunable memristor for fast, reliable digital memory storage.
  2. To develop the memtransistor, Hersam’s team again used atomically thin MoS2 with well-defined grain boundaries, which influence the flow of current.
  3. But unlike his previous memristor, which used individual, small flakes of MoS2, Hersam’s memtransistor makes use of a continuous film of polycrystalline MoS2 that comprises a large number of smaller flakes.
  4. The research team has developed a novel device called a “memtransistor,” which operates much like a neuron by performing both memory and information processing.

Sources: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/nu-bw022118.php

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