A technology that can potentially mimic the human brain
Nanowires used to create artificial synapses - short science news and articles

In a major breakthrough, scientists have produced a memristive element from nanowire which functions similar to a neuron. This element can both process and save information and also receive several signals in parallel.

These elements are made of a single zinc oxide nanowire, which is approximately a thousand times thinner than a human hair. This nanowire is attached to silver and platinum metals which function as electrodes that can release ions at an appropriate current.

This paves the way to develop neuromorphic chips which can imitate the human brain functioning, at the same time being small and energy efficient

Read the full story: Forschungszentrum Juelich
Scientific publication: Nature Communications


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