The University of Southampton

Synaptic-like Dynamics of Volatile Memristors

Nanoelectronics, Biomimetics, Biologically Inspired Computing and Robotics

This project aspires to investigate memory mechanisms in emerging non-CMOS devices and to correlate these with the short-term dynamics of biological synapses. Nanoionic devices are nowadays regarded a promising solution for establishing next-generation’s memory elements, yet most of their impact is anticipated through the realization of bio-inspired systems and applications. While brain-inspired computing typically focuses on the long-term dynamics of the synapses, it was recently shown that short-term dynamics play an important role in enhancing neural information processing. To this end, we seek to realistically emulate dynamical synapses behaviour with volatile memory elements, towards developing fundamental blocks for establishing unconventional computational formalisms.

Primary investigator

Associated research groups

  • Nano Research Group
  • Southampton Nanofabrication Centre
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