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North Carolina State University

How Soft Memory Technology Works

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Caption: The individual components of the "mushy" memory device have two states: one that conducts electricity and one that does not. These two states can be used to represent the 1s and 0s used in binary language. Most conventional electronics use electrons to create these 1s and 0s in computer chips. The mushy memory device uses charged molecules called ions to do the same thing.

Credit: Michael Dickey, North Carolina State University

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