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Delayed switching in memristors and memristive systems

Frank Wang, Na Helian, Sining Wu, and Mian-Guan Lim

IEEE Device Letters, 31 (7) art. no. 5482202 pp.755-757(7):182-196, July 2010 [doi].


It was found that the switching in a memristor takes place with a time delay (this peculiar feature is named “the delayed switching”). This feature has been verified by a circuit-based experiment. The physical interpretation of this phenomenon is that an electron element possesses certain inertia, i.e., charge or flux is inertial with the tendency to remain unchanged (settle to some equilibrium state). It cannot respond as rapidly as the fast variation in the excitation waveform and always takes a finite but small time interval to change its resistance value, as it must take place in a memristor or memristive system. In addition, a potential application of using this feature in ultradense computer memory has been discussed.

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Bibtex Record

author = {Frank Wang and Na Helian and Sining Wu and Mian-Guan Lim},
title = {Delayed switching in memristors and memristive systems},
month = {July},
year = {2010},
pages = {182-196},
keywords = {determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants},
note = {},
doi = {10.1109/LED.2010.2049560},
url = {},
    publication_type = {article},
    submission_id = {10919_1294665512},
    journal = {IEEE Device Letters},
    volume = {31 (7) art. no. 5482202 pp.755-757},
    number = {7},
    publisher = {IEEE},

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