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Memristors with Flexible Electronic Applications



Nadine Gergel-Hackett, Joseph L. Tedesco, Curt A. Richter


In addition to the potential for memristors to be used in logic, memory, smart interconnects, and biologically-inspired architectures that could transform traditional silicon-based computing, memristors may enable such transformative technologies on physically flexible substrates. The simple structure of a memristor, which generally consists of a thin-film of oxide sandwiched between two metal contacts, contributes to its compatibility with existing and future large area flexible electronics. This is especially true considering that recent work has demonstrated the ability for titanium dioxide-based memristors to be deposited from solution at room temperature by using a sol gel technique on a flexible polymer substrate. The integration of memristors with traditional flexible devices (such as thin-film organic, zinc oxide, or amorphous-Si transistors) may enable the realization of a new paradigm in computing technology through lightweight, inexpensive, flexible electronics.
Proceedings of the IEEE


memristor, flexible memory, resistive memory, flexible electronics


Gergel-Hackett, N. , Tedesco, J. and Richter, C. (2012), Memristors with Flexible Electronic Applications, Proceedings of the IEEE, [online], (Accessed March 2, 2024)
Created May 31, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021