Why Are Memristor and Memistor Different Devices?

  • Shyam Prasad Adhikari
  • Hyongsuk Kim


This paper clarifies why the “memristor” is fundamentally different from a 3-terminal device with a similarly-sounding name called the “memistor”. 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.


Constitutive Relation Circuit Element Flux Linkage Hewlett Packard Memristive Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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