memristor

Short for memory resistor, memristor is a passive two-terminal electronic device that is designed to express only the property of memristance. Memristors are being tested by HP Labs to create a more dense and energy-efficient memory chip. It is believed that chips embedded with memristors would function similar to flash drives and retain data, even after a computer has been powered off.

See also memristance.

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Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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