Title: Computing with Ions: the journey from batteries to dynamically reconfigurable adaptive architectures
When: Friday, September 29 , (2023), 12:00
Place: Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Module 3, Seminar Room (5th Floor).
Speaker: A. Alec Talin, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore CA, USA.
Acting like dopants in traditional semiconductors, electrochemically inserted ions tune the conductivity of a host by locally perturbing its electronic structure in a dynamic and reversible manner, and the resulting change in conductance can span orders of magnitude, from gradual increments needed for analog elements, to large, abrupt changes for dynamically reconfigurable adaptive architectures. In my presentation, I will discuss the recent progress in ECRAM devices spanning organic, inorganic, and 2D materials, circuits, architectures and the rich portfolio of challenging, exciting fundamental questions and how we can harness ECRAM to realize a new paradigm for low power neuromorphic computing.
Bio: Alec Talin received Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from UCLA in 1995. He is a Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Materials Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Prior to joining Sandia, Alec spent 6 years at Motorola Labs in Phoenix, AZ and 3 years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. His interests focus on nanoelectronics and nanoionics, with applications to energy efficient computing, energy conversion, energy storage and national security.