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Chua Memristor Center

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About Memristors

Memristors are two-terminal resistive devices with memory. In general, their nonlinear dynamic behaviour is mathematically modeled by means of a differential algebraic equation (DAE) set, in which an ordinary differential equation (ODE) governs the time evolution of the memory state, while an algebraic relation captures the state- and input-dependent Ohm law. The memristor, an acronym for memory resistor, was theoretically introduced in 1971 by L.O. Chua, whom the Chua Memristor Center (CMC) is dedicated to. The memristor introduced in the 1971 pioneering paper, presently referred to as ideal memristor, is the fourth fundamental two-terminal circuit element, the other three being the resistor, the capacitor, and the inductor, as shown in Fig. 1.


Basic Circuit Elements
Fig. 1: Basic Circuit Elements

About us

The Chua Memristor Center (CMC) combines theoretical and experimental studies for the development of novel forms of computation based upon the nonlinear dynamics of memristors (and RRAMs).

Ronald Tetzlaff

Prof. Dr. Ronald Tetzlaff

Goals of the CMC

  • Establishing a comprehensive theoretical foundation on memristors
  • Manufacturing innovative circuits
  • Extending or improving the functionalities of computing architectures
  • Developing software for the simulation of memristor circuits and systems
  • Development of joint research projects, organization of workshops and publications