Technology Newer, faster, smaller data storage structure inspired by the human brain

Newer, faster, smaller data storage structure inspired by the human brain

RMIT University researchers have built a structure using thin film, a functional oxide material 10,000 times thinner than a human hair offering a new platform to develop highly reliable nanoscale memory devices.

The technology mimics the human brain in the sense that the memory’s behaviour is dependent on past experiences. Project leader Dr Sharath Sriram says because current flash memory has scaling limitations, such novel materials were necessary to create the next generation of memory.

“The structure we developed could be used for a range of electronic applications – from ultrafast memory devices that can be shrunk down to a few nanometers, to computer logic architectures that replicate the versatility and response time of a biological neural network,” he said.

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