A Filipino/Mapúan made Memristor is now a reality!
Memristor was first hypothesized in 1971 by Leon Chua, a Filipino-American professor at the University of California at Berkeley who got his degree in B.S. Electrical Engineering at the Mapúa Institute of Technology in 1959.Basically, the memristor, short for memory resistor, is a passive electrical device whose electrical resistance is a function of how much current had passed through it (well, more or less). To imagine how this works, think of an incandescent light bulb connected to a DC battery. A light bulb is actually just a simple resistor (that simply happens to give off light). This light bulb shines at a steady brightness because it has a constant resistance and is fed by a constant voltage and passes through a constant current. Now imagine that the light bulb has characteristics of a memristor instead of a resistor. What happens is that the light bulb will grow progressively brighter the longer it is connected to the battery, it`s resistance decreases. Now, reverse the connection of the memristor light bulb to the battery (swapping the electrodes) and you should see it grow progressively dimmer—it’s resistance increases.Want to know more about this awesome device? Follow this link!
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