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Reversible silicon/silicon-oxide nanowire switch developed for 3D storage

By / September 2, 2010

A 5 nm silicon nanowire can be repeatedly broken and reconnected by applying a pulse of varying voltage through the silicon oxide, creating a two-terminal resistive switch. A chip with 1000 of these silicon-oxide/silicon nanowire memory elements has been assembled as a proof-of-concept.(Credit: Jun Yao/Rice.) It’s not often that “plain vanilla” silicon oxide makes the…

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