Towards plant wires

Adamatzky, A. (2014) Towards plant wires. BioSystems, 122. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0303-2647 Available from:

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In experimental laboratory studies we evaluate a possibility of making electrical wires from living plants. In scoping experiments we use lettuce seedlings as a prototype model of a plant wire. We approximate an electrical potential transfer function by applying direct current voltage to the lettuce seedlings and recording output voltage. We analyse oscillation frequencies of the output potential and assess noise immunity of the plant wires. Our findings will be used in future designs of self-growing wetware circuits and devices, and integration of plant-based electronic components into future and emergent bio-hybrid systems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:bio-wires, plants, bio-electronics, potential transferfunction
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:26998
Deposited By: Professor A. Adamatzky
Deposited On:25 Sep 2015 09:37
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 20:01

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