Memory Cell for Data Storage – III

10082/TUB: Memory Cell for Data Storage – III


Computer data storage can be classified into volatile and non-volatile storage. Volatile memories like dynamic random access memories (DRAMs) are short-term memories with a high writing speed, but they require an external power source for data storage – whereas non-volatile flash memories do not need an external power source and are able to store data for years, but they write information about 1000 times slower than Drams. Our novel semiconductor nanostructure based memory cell combines the advantages of the non-volatility of flash memories with the performance and the endurance of a DRAM. The memory comprises a strained double heterostructure, has an inner semiconductor layer comprising quantum dots and is sandwiched by two outer semiconductor layers. The memory cell uses holes as charge carriers.


Anwendungsmöglichkeiten / Possible applications:

The presented memory cell is suitable for opto-electronic devices and for data storage. Computer industry, optoelectronics, consumer electronics

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Show all techoffers Vorteile / Benefits:
  • Hole storage
  • Fast write/erase speed
  • High switching speed
  • Date storage for many years
  • Use of semiconductor – nanostructures (quantum dots, -wires or -wells)
  • Modulation-doped field effect transistor (MODFET) type
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Schlagworte / Tags:
data storage, hole storage, memory cell, quantum dots, quantum wells
Schutzrechte / Property rights:

US, KR, JP - granted; EP - pending

Patentinhaber / Patent holder:

Technische Universität Berlin

Möglichkeiten der Zusammenarbeit / Possible cooperation:
  • R&D Cooperation
  • Patent Purchase
  • Licensing

Ansprechpartnerin / Contact Person:
Ina Krüger

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