A pack of six (6) chips, each chip containing eight (8) discrete electrically isolated Self-Directed-Channel (SDC) memristors with tungsten (W) or carbon (C) dopant in a 16-pin ceramic DIP package. Ideal for circuit prototyping, testing and tinkering of small memristor circuits. Each package contains:
- (2) Tier-1 chips, 8/8 memristors passed QC
- (4) Tier-2 chips, 6-7 memristors passed QC
Tungsten (W) doped devices are best for analog state retention and incrementation. Carbon (C) doped devices are best for low power binary switching.
Note: Primary reason for a device to fail Quality Control (QC) is due to a failed wirebond in chip packaging, not the memristor itself. A failed wiredbond will manifest as an open circuit. A failing wirebond will manifest as a device with a higher than normal forward and reverse threshold due to voltage drop over the wirebond. Wirebonds will oxide in humid climates over time. Once moisture and static proof package is opened, chips should be stored in a sealed container with a desiccant.
The first time a device is operated after fabrication the self-directed channel is formed during application of a positive potential to the top electrode. The potential required for this operation is typically the same as required during normal device operation. This first operation generates Sn ions from the SnSe layer and forces them into the ‘active’ Ge2Se3 layer, where they undergo a chemical reaction. During this reaction, the glass network is distorted to provide conductive channels for the movement of Ag+ during device operation. The resistance is tunable in the lower and higher directions by movement of Ag into or away from these channels through application of either a positive or negative potential, respectively, across the device. Knowm memristors are Ag+ ion SDC memristor where the active layer has been doped to enhance and optimize the memristors properties.
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