Spiking neural networks based on two-dimensional materials

Juan B. Roldan, David Maldonadoep, Cristina Aguilera-Pedregosa, Enrique Moreno, Fernando Aguirre, Rocio Romero-Zaliz, Angel M. Garcia-Vico, Yaqing Shen, Mario Lanza

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The development of artificial neural networks using memristors is gaining a lot of interest among technological companies because it can reduce the computing time and energy consumption. There is still no memristor, made of any material, capable to provide the ideal figures-of-merit required for the implementation of artificial neural networks, meaning that more research is required. Here we present the use of multilayer hexagonal boron nitride based memristors to implement spiking neural networks for image classification. Our study indicates that the recognition accuracy of the network is high, and that can be resilient to device variability if the number of neurons employed is large enough. There are very few studies that present the use of a two-dimensional material for the implementation of synapses of different features; in our case, in addition to a study of the synaptic characteristics of our memristive devices, we deal with complete spiking neural network training and inference processes.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Journalnpj 2D Materials and Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 9 2022


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