Application of the memristor in reconfigurable electromagnetic devices

Micah D. Gregory, Douglas H. Werner

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The recently popularized memristor, short for memory resistor, is investigated in this paper for its potential as a new and attractive method for enabling reconfigurable radio-frequency (RF) devices. The charge- or flux-controlled resistance of this "fourth circuit element" allows for easy reconfigurability and maintains its configured state in the absence of controlling signals. A specialized finite-difference time-domain simulation code is developed and employed to design devices with embedded memristors. The time-domain code allows observation of the nonlinear memristor switching characteristics and real-time functionality of the reconfigurable device. Several different reconfigurable RF devices are designed here to demonstrate the versatility of the memristor and determine the behavior of systems which utilize them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7055843
Pages (from-to)239-248
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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