Title

Memristor devices

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Tarek M. Taha

Abstract

Significant interest has been placed on developing systems based on memristors since the initial fabrication by HP Labs in 2008 [1]. The memristor is a nanoscale device with dynamic resistance that is able to retain the last programmed resistance value after power is removed from the device. This property shows that the memristor can be used as a non-volatile memory component, and has potential to enhance many types of systems, such as high density memory, and neuromorphic computing architectures. This thesis presents the fabrication and characterization results obtained based memristor devices developed at the University of Dayton. In addition, a comparison between the existing memristor device models was completed to show how the memristor can be used in a multistate operation. Lastly, circuit designs were completed that demonstrate the writing and reading of information to and from memristor devices. These represent the initial steps required in developing electronic systems based on memristors. A large portion of the work completed in this thesis has been published in [2-4].

Keywords

Memristors Testing, Electric circuits, Nonlinear Testing, Passive components Testing, Nanoelectronics

Rights Statement

Copyright 2011, author

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