A Ag2S-island network is fabricated with surrounding electrodes to enable it to be used as a reservoir for unconventional computing. Local conductance change occurs due to the growth/shrinkage of Ag filaments from/into each Ag2S island in the reservoir. The growth/shrinkage of Ag filaments is caused by the drift of Ag+ cations in each Ag2S island, which results in a unique non-linear response as a reservoir, especially at lower frequencies. The response of the reservoir is shown to depend on the frequency and amplitude of the input signals. So as to evaluate its capability as a reservoir, logical operations were performed using the subject Ag2S-island network, with the results showing an accuracy of greater than 99%.
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