Passive switching of electromagnetic devices with memristors

Matthew G. Bray, Douglas Henry Werner

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A method of using memristors as passive electromagnetic switches is demonstrated via full-wave finite-difference time-domain simulations. A memristor is a fundamental circuit element that directly links flux and charge. These circuit elements exhibit a resistive memory effect, which results from a frequency dependent hysteresis. Therefore a memristor can be used as a resistive switch whose resistance varies under low frequency excitation but is unchanged at high frequencies. Utilizing this property, a passive reconfigurable band-pass frequency selective surface that is switched via space waves was designed and simulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number073504
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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