Study of Memristive Elements Networks
The existence of the fourth fundamental circuit element, the memristor, was first postulated over 30 years ago by Leon Chua. The implementation of the first modern memristor prototype by Hewlett Packard Laboratories in 2008 initiated a great scientific interest for these unique nanoelectronic devices and currently, there is a growing variety of systems that exhibit memristive behavior. However, most of the research has focused on the properties of the single devices, therefore very little is known about their response when these devices are organized into networks. In this work, the composite characteristics of memristive elements connected in network configurations are studied and the relationships among the single devices are investigated. We finally show how the threshold-dependent nonlinear memristive behavior could be elaborated to make possible the development of novel and sophisticated digital/analog memristive nanosystems.
I. Vourkas and G. C. Sirakoulis, "Study of Memristive Elements Networks", Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 27, pp. 5-14, 2014