Why are Memristor and Memistor Different Devices?

  • Shyam Prasad Adhikari
  • Hyongsuk KimEmail author


This paper clarifies why the “memristor” is fundamentally different from a 3-terminal device with a similarly-sounding name called the “memristor”. It is shown that the memristor is a basic 2-terminal circuit element based on classic nonlinear circuit theory but the memistor is an ad hoc 3-terminal devise for one specific application. The memistor is difficult to predict its behavior when it is connected with other circuit elements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Electronics EngineeringChonbuk National UniversityJeonjuRepublic of Korea

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