Press Release 2012
Development of Synaptic Devices that change operations in response to their immediate environment
Expectation placed on the development of Neuro-Computers that interact with people and environments
The Atomic Electronics Group, one of the research groups at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)/National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), in collaboration with the University of California, Los Angeles, has succeeded in the development of synaptic devices with environment-dependent operational characteristics. The research result is expected to contribute to the development of new type of neuro- computers surpassing the capabilities of conventional computers.
Alpana Nayak1, Takeo Ohno1, Tohru Tsuruoka1, Kazuya Terabe1, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa1*, James K. Gimzewsk 2, 3 and Masakazu Aono1, "Controlling the synaptic plasticity of a Cu2S gap-type atomic switch", Advanced Functional Materials, published online on May 24 (2012).
- International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
- Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
- California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA