Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

VAN DER WAALS HETEROSTRUCTURES

Ultra-fast non-volatile memory

Van der Waals heterostructures serve as a platform for memory devices with ultra-fast writing speeds and non-volatile retention times, motivating their use in integrated circuits and systems.

This is a preview of subscription content

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Fig. 1: Principles of van der Waals heterostructure memory.

References

  1. 1.

    Wu, L. et al. Nat. Nanotechnol. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-021-00904-5 (2021).

  2. 2.

    Liu, L. et al. Nat. Nanotechnol. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-021-00921-4 (2021).

  3. 3.

    Alferov, Z. I. Rev. Mod. Phys. 73, 767–782 (2001).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    Kroemer, H. Rev. Mod. Phys. 73, 783–793 (2001).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 5.

    Esaki, L. Rev. Mod. Phys. 46, 237–244 (1974).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. 6.

    Fowler, R. H. & Nordheim, L. Proc. R. Soc. A 119, 173–181 (1928).

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  7. 7.

    Geim, A. K. & Grigorieva, I. V. Nature 499, 419–425 (2013).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  8. 8.

    Shim, J. et al. Science 362, 665–670 (2018).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  9. 9.

    Liu, F. et al. Science 367, 903–906 (2020).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  10. 10.

    Quellmalz, A. et al. Nat. Commun. 12, 917 (2021).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Thomas Szkopek.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Szkopek, T. Ultra-fast non-volatile memory. Nat. Nanotechnol. 16, 853–854 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-021-00932-1

Download citation

Search

Quick links

Find nanotechnology articles, nanomaterial data and patents all in one place. Visit Nano by Nature Research