Atomic Switch

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Masakazu Aono

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Abstract

An atomic switch is a nanoionic device that controls the diffusion of metal ions and their reduction/oxidation processes in the switching operation to form/annihilate a metal atomic bridge. Various types of atomic switches, such as two-terminal and three-terminal atomic switches, have been developed. The novel characteristics, such as their small size, low power consumption, low ON-resistance, and non-volatility, will be useful in improving present-day computers. Novel functions have also been developed in atomic switches, such as learning abilities, photo-sensing abilities, memristive operations, and synaptic functions; these functions may contribute in the development of new types of neural computing systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Nanoelectronic Devices
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages390-404
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781118958254, 9781118447741
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 27
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atomic switch
  • Learning ability
  • Memristive operation
  • Neural computing
  • Non-volatility, photo-sensing ability
  • Reduction/oxidation
  • Synaptic function
  • Three-terminal
  • Two-terminal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Hasegawa, T., & Aono, M. (2015). Atomic Switch. In Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices (pp. 390-404). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118958254.ch19