Axon Memory Device

axon memory device

Axon Memory Device 2007

Axon Technologies have produced a new memory technology that is based on electrochemical deposition of metal, similar in principle to the electrochemical experiments conducted by Gordon Pask. The device on show consists of a microscope viewing an Axon demonstrator slide, a much larger version of their nanoionic memory system.
The slide consists of a number of circular silver electrodes deposited on an electrochemical substrate. The control panel enables a positive or negative potential to be applied to the central wire electrode between the two circular electrodes. When the memory switch is set to remember/grow, by pressing the left or right button (or both) buttons) a dendrite can be made to grow and make a connection indicated by the LED. Setting the memory switch to forget/decay the dendrite can be made to recede and break the connection. This demonstrates at a larger and much slower scale the principle employed in Axons memory device, which operates on the nanoscale where connections can be made or broken in nanoseconds rather than minutes.

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Pask Present - Färbergasse 6, A-1010 Wien || Curated by Richard Brown, Stephen Gage and Ranulph Glanville.