Resistive switching: physics, devices and applications


A spectre is haunting the globe – the spectre of a revolution in electronic devices. The inevitability of this revolution is dictated by the emergence of new paradigms of electronics, such as neuromorphic computing, which cannot be implemented on existing hardware. One of the key enablers of the new paradigms is the memristor (resistor with memory). The latter is often based on the electrical resistive switching phenomenon. However, the memristive systems include also capacitive and inductive elements, namely, capacitors and inductors whose properties depend on the state and history of the system. Besides the classical resistive memories, quantum effects may open up new horizons for the implementation of new information storage and processing capabilities, e.g., in superconducting quantum circuits, quantum photonic devices, or using tunneling and exciton-polariton interaction processes. The respective devices may find application in neuromorphic systems to simulate learning, adaptive, and spontaneous behavior.

Thus the symposium is dedicated to all aspects of resistive switching from theory and modeling through novel materials to circuit elements and system design.

Targeted topics

  • Resistive switching mechanisms
  • Theory and modeling
  • Novel memory materials
  • Experimental techniques
  • Electrical transport
  • Memory cells and arrays
  • Circuit elements with memory
  • Neural networks, bio-inspired electronics, and bio-interfaces
  • Quantum memristive systems
  • Memcomputing
  • Unconventional computing hardware
  • Information security hardware


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