Transparent “Memristors,” a Key Future Technology, Can Work With Cheaper Materials Than Currently Used
Resistive random access memory, or RRAM, is referred to by some researchers as a “memristor.”
Products using this approach could become even smaller, faster and cheaper than the silicon transistors that have revolutionized modern electronics — and transparent as well.
Transparent electronics offer potential for innovative products that don’t yet exist, like information displayed on an automobile windshield, or surfing the web on the glass top of a coffee table.
“Flash memory has taken us a long way with its very small size and low price,” said John Conley, a professor in the OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “But it’s nearing the end of its potential, and memristors are a leading candidate to continue performance improvements.”