The Memristive Magnetic Tunnel Junction as a Nanoscopic Synapse‐Neuron System

  title={The Memristive Magnetic Tunnel Junction as a Nanoscopic Synapse‐Neuron System},
  author={Patryk Krzysteczko and Jana M{\"u}nchenberger and Markus Sch{\"a}fers and G{\"u}nter Reiss and Andy Thomas},
  journal={Advanced Materials},
Memristors cover a gap in the capabilities of basic electronic components by remembering the history of the applied electric potentials, and are considered to bring neuromorphic computers closer by imitating the performance of synapses.[1–3] We used memristive magnetic tunnel junctions[4,5] based on MgO to demonstrate that the synaptic functionality is complemented by neuron-like behavior in these nanoscopic devices. The synaptic functionality originates in a resistance change caused by a… 
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