Advanced Materials

A Carbon Nanotube Synapse with Dynamic Logic and Learning (Adv. Mater. 12/2013)

Authors

  • Kyunghyun Kim,

    1. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
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  • Chia-Ling Chen,

    1. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
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  • Quyen Truong,

    1. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
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  • Alex M. Shen,

    1. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
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  • Yong Chen

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    2. California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA.
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Abstract

A carbon nanotube (CNT) electronic synapse which emulates a biological synapse with its dynamic logic, learning, and memory functions is induced by the interactions between CNTs and hydrogen ions in an electrochemical cell. Temporally correlated spikes can trigger the dynamic interactions between CNTs and hydrogen ions, resulting in spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP) for memory and learning, as reported by Yong Chen and co-workers page 1693.

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