Memory effects in complex materials and nanoscale systems

@article{Pershin2011MemoryEI,
  title={Memory effects in complex materials and nanoscale systems},
  author={Yuriy V. Pershin and Massimiliano Di Ventra},
  journal={Advances in Physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={60},
  pages={145 - 227}
}
Memory effects are ubiquitous in nature and are particularly relevant at the nanoscale where the dynamical properties of electrons and ions strongly depend on the history of the system, at least within certain time scales. We review here the memory properties of various materials and systems which appear most strikingly in their non-trivial, time-dependent resistive, capacitative and inductive characteristics. We describe these characteristics within the framework of memristors, memcapacitors… 
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