Modeling Memristive Biosensors
In the present work, a computational study is carried out investigating the relationship between the biosensing and the electrical characteristics of two-terminal Schottky- barrier silicon nanowire devices. The model suggested successfully reproduces computationally the experimentally obtained electrical behavior of the devices prior to and after the surface bio-modification. Throughout modeling and simulations, it is confirmed that the nanofabricated devices present electrical behavior fully equivalent to that of a memristor device, according to literature. Furthermore, the model introduced successfully reproduces computationally the voltage gap appearing in the current to voltage characteristics for nanowire devices with bio- modified surface. Overall, the present study confirms the implication of the memristive effect for bio sensing applications, therefore demonstrating the Memristive Biosensors.