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The design uses a crossbar (a rectangular grid) architecture. When electricity passes through a layer of silicon oxide, it strips away oxygen molecules and creates a channel of pure metallic-phase silicon less than five nanometers wide.
The diodes eliminate the crosstalk inherent in crossbar structures by keeping the electronic state on a cell from leaking into adjacent cells. They have a high on/off ratio of about 10,000 to 1, over the equivalent of 10 years of use, with low-energy consumption.