Mario Lanza, Soochow University

October issue

This month's issue features molecular shift registers, repairable integrated circuits, high-density memristive crossbar arrays, and an exploration of ferroelectric field-effect transistor technology.

Latest Research

  • Article |

    The magnetization of a cobalt thin film can be reversed by spin–orbit torques using picosecond electrical pulses that are generated by photoconductive switches.

    • Kaushalya Jhuria
    • , Julius Hohlfeld
    • , Akshay Pattabi
    • , Elodie Martin
    • , Aldo Ygnacio Arriola Córdova
    • , Xinping Shi
    • , Roberto Lo Conte
    • , Sebastien Petit-Watelot
    • , Juan Carlos Rojas-Sanchez
    • , Gregory Malinowski
    • , Stéphane Mangin
    • , Aristide Lemaître
    • , Michel Hehn
    • , Jeffrey Bokor
    • , Richard B. Wilson
    •  & Jon Gorchon
  • Article |

    Nanoscale magnetic skyrmions that are generated in metallic multilayers using on-chip heating diffuse from hot to cold regions and can be thermoelectrically detected via the Nernst voltage.

    • Zidong Wang
    • , Minghua Guo
    • , Heng-An Zhou
    • , Le Zhao
    • , Teng Xu
    • , Riccardo Tomasello
    • , Hao Bai
    • , Yiqing Dong
    • , Soong-Geun Je
    • , Weilun Chao
    • , Hee-Sung Han
    • , Sooseok Lee
    • , Ki-Suk Lee
    • , Yunyan Yao
    • , Wei Han
    • , Cheng Song
    • , Huaqiang Wu
    • , Mario Carpentieri
    • , Giovanni Finocchio
    • , Mi-Young Im
    • , Shi-Zeng Lin
    •  & Wanjun Jiang
  • Perspective |

    This Perspective examines the use of ferroelectric field-effect transistor technologies in current embedded non-volatile memory applications and future in-memory, biomimetic and alternative computing models, arguing that the devices will be a key component in the development of data-centric computing.

    • Asif Islam Khan
    • , Ali Keshavarzi
    •  & Suman Datta
  • Article |

    Nanoscale electrodes fabricated using adhesion lithography can be combined with solution-processed metal oxide semiconductors to create Schottky diodes with performance suitable for 5G communications and beyond.

    • Dimitra G. Georgiadou
    • , James Semple
    • , Abhay A. Sagade
    • , Henrik Forstén
    • , Pekka Rantakari
    • , Yen-Hung Lin
    • , Feras Alkhalil
    • , Akmaral Seitkhan
    • , Kalaivanan Loganathan
    • , Hendrik Faber
    •  & Thomas D. Anthopoulos
  • Article |

    Green perovskite light-emitting diodes with external quantum efficiencies of up to 19.1% at high brightness can be created by depositing an ultrathin layer of strongly polar lithium fluoride between the perovskite and hole-transport layers.

    • Baodan Zhao
    • , Yaxiao Lian
    • , Linsong Cui
    • , Giorgio Divitini
    • , Gunnar Kusch
    • , Edoardo Ruggeri
    • , Florian Auras
    • , Weiwei Li
    • , Dexin Yang
    • , Bonan Zhu
    • , Rachel A. Oliver
    • , Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll
    • , Samuel D. Stranks
    • , Dawei Di
    •  & Richard H. Friend

News & Comment

  • Editorial |

    Ferroelectric field-effect transistors could play a key role in the development of data-centric computing hardware.

  • News & Views |

    A cleaning–healing–cleaning method can effectively eliminate ionic defects at the surface of perovskite films, resulting in reliable and high-performance perovskite transistors.

    • Huihui Zhu
    • , Ao Liu
    •  & Yong-Young Noh
  • News & Views |

    Field-effect transistors that use carbon nanotubes as the channel material and an ion gel as the gate exhibit a high tolerance to radiation and can be recovered following radiation damage using a simple annealing process.

    • Yangyang Wang
    •  & Lin Xiao
  • News & Views |

    With the help of a gate electrode to control the charge state of individual molecules on graphene, information can be moved along a one-dimensional molecular chain, mimicking the behaviour of an electronic shift register.

    • Roberto Otero

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Focus

Neuromorphic computing

Seung Hwan Lee, University of Michigan

Neuromorphic computing

The rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence is asking questions about what is the best way to build a computer, and approaches that derive inspiration from the brain could provide an answer. Here, in a series of articles, we explore what such neuromorphic computing can do.