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, 101 (26), 267203

Thermal Memory: A Storage of Phononic Information

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Thermal Memory: A Storage of Phononic Information

Lei Wang et al. Phys Rev Lett.

Abstract

Memory is an indispensible element for a computer in addition to logic gates. In this Letter we report a model of thermal memory. We demonstrate via numerical simulation that thermal (phononic) information stored in the memory can be retained for a long time without being lost and more importantly can be read out without being destroyed. The possibility of experimental realization is also discussed.

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