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—In this paper, a reconfigurable LSI employing a non-volatile nanometer-scale switch, NanoBridge, is proposed, and its basic operations are demonstrated. The switch, composed of solid electrolyte copper sulfide, has a 30-nm contact diameter and 100-on-resistance. Because of its small size, it can be used to create extremely dense field-programmable logic(More)
Memory is believed to occur in the human brain as a result of two types of synaptic plasticity: short-term plasticity (STP) and long-term potentiation (LTP; refs 1-4). In neuromorphic engineering, emulation of known neural behaviour has proven to be difficult to implement in software because of the highly complex interconnected nature of thought processes.(More)
Atomic switch networks (ASNs) have been shown to generate network level dynamics that resemble those observed in biological neural networks. To facilitate understanding and control of these behaviors, we developed a numerical model based on the synapse-like properties of individual atomic switches and the random nature of the network wiring. We validated(More)
Efforts to emulate the formidable information processing capabilities of the brain through neuromorphic engineering have been bolstered by recent progress in the fabrication of nonlinear, nanoscale circuit elements that exhibit synapse-like operational characteristics. However, conventional fabrication techniques are unable to efficiently generate(More)
Quantized conductance was observed in a cation-migration-based resistive switching memory cell with a simple metal-insulator-metal (MIM) structure using a thin Ta(2)O(5) layer. The observed conductance changes are attributed to the formation and dissolution of a metal filament with an atomic point contact of different integer multiples in the Ta(2)O(5)(More)
The effect of a new type of antibacterial temporary filling material was evaluated. Ag-Zn-Zeolite (Bactekiller, Kanebo, Japan) and SiO2 filler were incorporated into urethane acrylate monomer paste in amounts of 5/55, 10/50, 20/40 and 30/30 wt%, respectively. The present study was designed to use a dye penetration test to measure direct inhibition of(More)
The synthesis of silicene, graphene-like silicon, has generated very strong interest. Here, we reveal the growth of high aspect ratio, perfectly straight, and aligned silicon nanoribbons, exhibiting pyramidal cross section. They are multistacks of silicene and show in angle-resolved photoemission cone-like dispersion of their π and π* bands, at the(More)