Solving mazes with memristors: a massively-parallel approach

@article{Pershin2011SolvingMW,
  title={Solving mazes with memristors: a massively-parallel approach},
  author={Yuriy V. Pershin and Massimiliano Di Ventra},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 4 Pt 2},
  pages={
          046703
        }
}
  • Y. Pershin, M. Ventra
  • Published 28 February 2011
  • Computer Science, Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
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