Thermal electronic logic circuit as neuromorphic element

J. Mizsei, J. Lappalainen, I. Ulbert

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Abstract

Conventional analog and digital electronics are based only on electric signal processing. The thermal state of a device may represent information too. At a nanometer scale, heat propagation can be extremely fast, which makes thermal computing an emerging field of research. Our proposed novel active device (phonon transistor = phonsistor) and thermal electric logic circuit (TELC) are made up of only bulk type intrinsic domains, consisting of significantly fewer regions and interfaces compared to standard complementer MOS (CMOS) based systems. The basis of TELC operation is the thermal or hot electron coupling between electron devices containing metal-insulator transition (MIT) material. The physical appearance and the operation of TELC are somewhat analogous with the neuron.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538653364
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 24 2019
Event18th International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2018 - Cork, Ireland
Duration: Jul 23 2018Jul 26 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology
Volume2018-July
ISSN (Print)1944-9399
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9380

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2018
CountryIreland
CityCork
Period7/23/187/26/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Mizsei, J., Lappalainen, J., & Ulbert, I. (2019). Thermal electronic logic circuit as neuromorphic element. In 18th International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2018 [8626264] (Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology; Vol. 2018-July). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/NANO.2018.8626264