MIPT physicists create device for imitating biological memory

Illustration. On-chip brain. Credit: Elena Khavina/MIPT Press Office

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have created a device that acts like a synapse in the living brain, storing information and gradually forgetting it when not accessed for a long time. Known as a second-order memristor, the new device is based on hafnium oxide and offers prospects for designing analog neurocomputers imitating the way a biological brain…