Slime mould electronic oscillators

Adamatzky, A. (2014) Slime mould electronic oscillators. Microelectronic Engineering, 124. pp. 58-65. ISSN 0167-9317 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/26994

Full text not available from this repository

Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mee.2014.04.022

Abstract/Description

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

Request a change to this item

Document Downloads

Total Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...