Slime mould electronic oscillators

Adamatzky, A. (2014) Slime mould electronic oscillators. Microelectronic Engineering, 124. pp. 58-65. ISSN 0167-9317 Available from:

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We construct electronic oscillator from acellular slime mould Physarum polycephalum. The slime mould oscillator is made of two electrodes connected by a protoplasmic tube of the living slime mould. A protoplasmic tube has an average resistance of 3 MOhm. The tube’s resistance is changing over time due to peristaltic contractile activity of the tube. The resistance of the protoplasmic tube oscillates with average period of 73 s and average amplitude of 0.6 MOhm. We present experimental laboratory results on dynamics of Physarum oscillator under direct current voltage up to 15 V and speculate that slime mould P. polycephalum can be employed as a living electrical oscillator in biological and hybrid circuits.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:oscillator, slime mould, bioelectronics
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:26994
Deposited By: Professor A. Adamatzky
Deposited On:25 Sep 2015 09:58
Last Modified:16 Dec 2016 19:25

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