Will silicon-based flash memory run into physical limits within the next decade? If so, can carbon-based memory take over? Prof. Franz Kreupl of TU München explores why carbon might be a viable candidate in a white paper to be presented to the ITRS emerging research devices workshop in Albuquerque next week.
He proposes resistive memories, in which information is encoded in “conducting” vs. “non-conducting” states. While a successful memory would have many advantages, the challenges to get to that point are considerable.