Computational modalities of Belousov-Zhabotinsky encapsulated vesicles

Holley, J., Adamatzky, A., Bull, L., de Lacy Costello, B. and Jahan, I. (2011) Computational modalities of Belousov-Zhabotinsky encapsulated vesicles. Nano Communication Networks, 2 (1). pp. 50-61. ISSN 1878-7789 Available from:

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We present both simulated and partial empirical evidence for the computational utility of many connected vesicle analogs of an encapsulated non-linear chemical processing medium. By connecting small vesicles containing a solution of sub-excitable Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction, sustained and propagating wave fragments are modulated by both spatial geometry, network connectivity and their interaction with other waves. The processing ability is demonstrated through the creation of simple Boolean logic gates and then by the combination of those gates to create more complex circuits.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:excitable media, logic gates, computation, unconventional computing, half adder, Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction, biological physics, cellular automata, lattice gases, nonlinear sciences
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:20693
Deposited By: M. Clarke
Deposited On:24 Jul 2013 11:50
Last Modified:12 Apr 2016 12:20

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