On computing in fine-grained compartmentalised Belousov-Zhabotinsky medium

Adamatzky, A., Holley, J., Bull, L. and de Lacy Costello, B. (2011) On computing in fine-grained compartmentalised Belousov-Zhabotinsky medium. Chaos, Solutions & Fractals, 44 (10). pp. 779-790. ISSN 0960-0779 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/20673

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Abstract/Description

We introduce results of computer experiments on information processing in a hexagonal array of vesicles filled with Belousov–Zhabotinsky (BZ) solution in a sub-excitable mode. We represent values of Boolean variables by excitation wave-fragments and implement basic logical gates by colliding the wave-fragments. We show that a vesicle filled with BZ mixture can implement a range of basic logical functions. We cascade BZ-vesicle logical gates into arithmetic circuits implementing addition of two one-bit binary numbers. We envisage that our theoretical results will be applied in chemical laboratory designs of massive-parallel computers based on fine-grained compartmentalisation of excitable chemical systems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:wave fragments, physics, mathematical, motion, chemical reaction, physics
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:20673
Deposited By: M. Clarke
Deposited On:25 Jul 2013 11:41
Last Modified:12 Apr 2016 12:19

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