Contact

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Sibylle Gemming

Phone: +49 (0) 351 260-2470
Email: s.gemming.at.hzdr.de

Deputy Spokesperson:
Dr. Heidemarie Schmidt

Phone: +49 (0) 371 531-32481
Email: Heidemarie.Schmidt.at.etit.tu-chemnitz.de

Coordinator:
Dr. Peter Zahn

Phone: +49 (0) 351 260-3121
Email: p.zahn.at.hzdr.de

News and Events

2016-08-22
CNNA 2016 - Memristor Workshop, Dresden, DE - program

2016-09-25/27
MEMRIOX International Workshop, Berghotel Bastei, DE - Registration

www.memristor.org

Acknowledgement 

The project is funded by the Initiative and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association (VH-VI-422).

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MEMRIOX

Welcome to the Helmholtz Virtual Institute MEMRIOX

The Virtual Institute 'Memriox' of Memory Effects in Resistive Ion-beam Modified Oxides establishes a joint research initiative in the field of ion-tailored oxide-based memristive elements. It is pursued within a novel and unique combination of core competences from the Helmholtz centers Dresden-Rossendorf and Jülich and their university partners in Dresden, Freiberg, Jena, San Diego, and Zurich. A nanoscale memristive switch may prove the concept of the ultimate future non-volatile memory cell with a resistance set directly by electric currents. Thus, the nanoscale memristor has matured to a key player in strategies combining the virtues of the 'More Moore' and 'More than Moore' concepts to drive the development of both miniaturized and functionalized electronic components for a resource-efficient 'green' computing.

Scientifically, the Virtual Institute aims at stepping beyond the established layer-by-layer control of intrinsic defects during the synthesis of memristive homojunctions. For that purpose, the Virtual Institute will employ the broad range of ion-beam techniques (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dreden-Rossendorf competence) to induce defective one- and two-dimensionally extended nanoregions with a high spatial precision. Nano-scale electronic and optical properties and functionalities will be investigated at the partner institutions at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the universities in Freiberg, Jena, San Diego, and Zürich. Applicability will be assessed at the NaMLab gGmbH facility of the TU Dresden.

This combination of the partners' profound, long-term expertise in complementary high-level synthesis, characterization and analysis techniques is unique in the German research area. It provides the ideal framework to explore the spatial limits of memristive elements and their environment hence the Virtual Institute faces the challenges of the 'More Than Moore' concept, which is still less prominent in basic memristor research. The project will thus make a significant, qualitatively and quantitatively new contribution to cutting-edge science, towards quantifying defect-related effects on memristive behavior.

The project is financed by the Impuls- und Vernetzungsfonds of the Helmholtz Association (project VH-VI-442).


Contact

Prof. Dr. Sibylle Gemming
Head of VI Memriox / Group leader Materials Simulation
Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
s.gemmingAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2470
Fax: +49 351 260 - 12470

Dr. Heidemarie Schmidt
Deputy Spokesperson VI MEMRIOX / Project leader
non HZDR

PD Dr. habil. Peter Zahn
Coordinator Helmholtz Virtual Institute MEMRIOX & International Helmholtz Research School NanoNet
p.zahnAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3121
Fax: +49 351 260 - 13121