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The fourth element

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Almost four decades since its existence was first proposed, a fourth basic circuit element joins the canonical three. The 'memristor' might herald a step-change in the march towards ever more powerful circuitry.

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Figure 1: Complete quartet.

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Tour, J., He, T. The fourth element. Nature 453, 42–43 (2008) doi:10.1038/453042a

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