A project led by Prof. Hao Jianhua, Member of the Photonics Research Institute (PRI), was recently awarded Key Program Funding support from the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Prof. Hao will collaborate with the researchers from Nankai University and Sichuan Normal University to perform the study of multifunctional ultrathin ferroelectric integrated materials and devices for neuromorphic computing and artificial visual system.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a frontier field with significant societal impact. However, existing technologies cannot adequately meet future needs in terms of information transmission bandwidth, power consumption, processing speed and intelligent control. Particularly, the rapid development of neuromorphic computing and artificial vision system requires innovation solutions for multifunctional integrated materials and devices. Building on Prof. Hao's internationally recognised works on ferroelectric optoelectronics and the ferroelectric manipulation of rare-earth-doped luminescence, the proposed study is to effectively integrate ferroelectric polarisation with multifunctional characteristics of electronic properties of semiconductor, photodetection and rare-earth ion luminescence, to develop multimodal and novel synaptic devices. The developed materials and devices in this project will help overcome the bottleneck in information technology development.
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