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A full day visit to Dr. Vihar Georgiev with a presentation from Prof. Themis Prodromakis then a meeting at James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, University of Glasgow, discussing the future of memristors, nanoelectronics and the UK’s facilities landscape.

JAN
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Scientists to showcase new technology standard that could shape the future of electronics design

Our new devices reaches a record of 7 bit storage/cell. This enhances the capabilities of this emerging nanotechnology that could open the door to a new generation of electronics.

DEC
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PhD viva: Dr Maria Trapatsili

Congratulations to Dr Maria Trapatseli for successfully defending her PhD in memristor. The title of her work is: "Materials enginnering of Resistive Random Access Memories"

DEC
12
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PhD viva: Dr Simone Cortese

Congratulations to Dr Simone Cortese for successfully defending his PhD in memristor. The title of his work is: "Selector devices/architectures for ReRAM crossbar arrays"

NOV
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Inspired Class London

Professor Prodromakis thanks "the training partnership (TTP), education in action" for the opportunity to talk about brain-inspired electronics to 900 students! The talk touched on these questions: Can we outperform biology? What can we learn from Nature for improving modern electronics?

AUG
4
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Introducing the nanoworld

In an article published in Nature Nanotechnology, Prof. Themis Prodromakis explains how to engage primary school students in nanotechnology — even outside the classroom. https://www.nature.com/articles/nnano.2017.164

AUG
2
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Brain box: Multitasking chips that can match the human mind

An article in New Scientist, features our group work considering whether memristors could lead to machines that can learn entirely on their own. The article title is : "Brain box: Multitasking chips that can match the human mind. An electrical component once thought impossible is delivering machine minds that can think on their own".

OCT
7
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First demonstration of brain-inspired device to power artificial systems

With our collaborators from Graz University of Technology, we have demonstrated that nanoscale memristive device could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain.

SEP
30
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PhD viva: Dr Radu Berdan

Congratulations to Dr Radu Berdan for successfully defending his PhD in memristor. The title of his work is: "Applications of Memristors in Conventional Analogue Electronics"

SEP
27
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‘Missing link’ found in the development of bioelectronic medicines

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be the ‘missing link’ in the development of implants that use electrical signals from the brain to help treat medical conditions.

AUG
11
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Sub 15-nm crossbar arrays successfully fabricated

Dr. Ali Khiat explores the challenges of nanoscale ReRAM crossbar fabrication, delivering a stable, reliable process using lift-off only to fabricate ReRAM crossbar arrays with 15-nm line widths.

MAY
22
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International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2016

The IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) is the world's premier networking forum of leading researchers in the highly active fields of theory, design and implementation of circuits and systems. At the symposium, Isha Gupta was named the winner of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) best paper award. Isha’s paper was entitled ‘Practical Operation Considerations for Memristive Integrating Sensors’. Dr Prodromakis’ team also showcased their first commercial product, ArC One™, a versatile high performance testing platform for characterising ‘en masse’ novel technologies in a fast and automated fashion. In addition, Dr Alex Serb, Research Fellow in the Prodromakis group, was elected to serve as member on the Neural Systems & Applications and Sensory Systems Technical Committees of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

MAR
17
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Nanotechnology and photonics research inspires the public

The University of Southampton opened its doors to thousands of people for its biggest outreach event of the year, Science and Engineering Festival 2016, part of British Science Week.

MAR
2
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GSK company visit

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) visited University of Southampton on 2nd March, 2016. The day included presentations from the group and European collaborators.

OCT
21
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Live demonstration of our ArC Beta prototype at G-ReRAM workshop at Chania, Greece 2015

A live demonstration of our ArC Beta prototype was held at the G-ReRAM workshop in Chania on the 14th of October 2015.

OCT
21
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Participation at G-ReRAM meeting, Chania, Greece, Oct. 2015

The international workshop "Advances in ReRAM: Materials and Interfaces" was held at Minoa Palace Resort Hotel in Platanias-Chania, Crete, Greece on 11-16 October 2015.

SEP
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Multi-million pound project to use nanotechnology to improve safety

The University of Southampton (Professor Prodromakis) has been awarded a multi-million grant from Lloyd’s Register Foundation to bring together some of the world’s brightest early career researchers to find new ways of using nanotechnologies to improve safety at sea, on land and in the air.

SEP
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In-situ HAXPES investigation of TiO2 and Al2O3-TiO2 based RRAM devices

Our team performed a HAXPES experiment at Galaxies beamline, Soleil synchrotron, France, from the 2nd to the 7th September 2015. In-situ electroforming of Pt/TiO2/Pt based resistive system was achieved in the HAXPES vacuum chamber with simultaneous recording of Ti 2p, O 1s and Pt 4p3/2 spectra. Al-doped TiO2 based RRAM devices switched in different electrical states were also studied.

DEC
7
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HAXPES study of resistive switching TiO2-based thin film heterostructures

At the beginning of December our team performed a HAXPES experiment at the I09 beamline at the Diamond Light Source, Didcot, UK. The experiment was conducted in collaboration with Francesco Borgatti (CNR-ISMN, Bologna), Giancarlo Panaccione (CNR-IOM, Trieste) and the I09 team including Tien-Lin Lee and Christoph Schlueter.

NOV
20
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Visit of the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Universities & Science

Greg Clark, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities visited the University of Southampton on 20th November with the CEOs of EPSRC, BBSRC and MRC. Dr Prodromakis had the chance to explain his team's research and particularly his EPSRC Fellowship outcomes.

OCT
22
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Dr Prodromakis has been appointed as Visiting Professor in NUDT, China

In recognition of Professor Prodromakis contributions in the field of memristors, the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) has invited him as a visiting professor in the newly established Centre for Quantum Information and Interdisciplinary Science and Technology.

OCT
11
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In-Operando Experiment at Elettra, Italy

At the beginning of October our team performed a synchrotron experiment at the Italian synchrotron Elettra in Trieste. The experiment was conducted in collaboration with Francesco Borgatti (SMM-CNR Bologna) and the APE team including Giancarlo Panaccione, Piero Torelli and Benoit Gobaut.

OCT
9
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BEEA, London

The British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEA) celebrate British innovation and technology with particular stress on fast and efficient transfer of ideas from lab to market. Companies, large and small, participate in this event and feature their successes

SEP
23
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NEXAFS-TXM Experiment at Bessy II, Berlin

Our team have performed a Near-Edge X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure Transmission X-Ray Microscopy (NEXAFS-TXM) experiment at the beamline U41- FSGM at the Bessy II electron storage ring operated by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). The experiment was performed with the aim to obtain specific information on the variation of titanium oxidation state and coordination geometry across the film as a consequence of switching.

JUL
26
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Conference News - ISCAS 2014, Melbourne, Australia

ISCAS 2014 took place in Melborune, Australia. The topic of this year’s, Circuits & Systems Society Forum on Emerging & Selected Topics (CASFEST), was ‘Memristive devices, circuits, systems & applications,’ which brought together world leading experts in this field including contributions from the industry.

MAY
20
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We are hiring!

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship to be filled by September 2014. This scholarship will fund students for their tuition fees, a bursary to cover living expenses (£13,726 per year) and a Research Training Support Grant for research consumables and conference attendance.

MAY
20
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European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action on Memristors

ICT COST Action (ICT1401) on Memristors - Devices, Circuits, Models and Appls. This COST Action will facilitate European cooperative interdisciplinary activities in the emerging field of memristors. Dr Prodromakis was nominated as UK's Representative to the action's Management Committee.

MAY
2
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XAS experiment at Diamond

Daniela Carta and Anna Regoutz will perform an X-Ray Absorption experiment at beamline I18 Diamond synchrotron, UK on TiO2-based memristor devices. EXAFS and XANES measurements at the Ti K-edge will give an indication of how the TiO2 active layer changes in consequence of the switching.

MAR
3
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XAS experiment at Elettra

Our team members will take part in a synchrotron experiment at the Italian synchrotron Elettra in Triest at the beginning of April. The aim is to use X-ray absorption (XAS) to detect chemical changes at the Pt/TiO2 interfaces in memristive devices in order to elucidate switching-induced redox-processes at these boundaries.

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University of Southampton Visitor: Professor Leon Chua

University of Southampton Visitor: Professor Leon Chua

NOV
27
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Reliably Unreliable Nanoelectronics

In this talk Dr Prodromakis will present the functional properties of memristors, an emerging nanoscale memory technology. He will also discuss the physical switching mechanisms and how these unreliable mechanisms can be reliably exploited in practical applications, particularly in analogue IC design and neuromorphic systems.