Organic electronics

Battery-like artificial synapses

Borrowing the operating principles of a battery, a three-terminal organic switch has been developed on a flexible plastic substrate. The device consumes very little power and can be used as an artificial synapse for brain-inspired computing.

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Figure 1: Battery-like switching in the ENODe decouples the read and write operations and hence enables both low switching energy and long retention time for the conductance states.

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Yang, J., Xia, Q. Battery-like artificial synapses. Nature Mater 16, 396–397 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat4870

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