Slime mould memristors

Gale, E., Adamatzky, A. and de Lacy Costello, B. (2015) Slime mould memristors. BioNanoScience, 5 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2191-1630 Available from:

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In laboratory experiments we demonstrate that protoplasmic tubes of acellular slime mould \emph{Physarum polycephalum} show current versus voltage profiles consistent with memristive systems and that the effect is due to the living protoplasm of the mould. This complements previous findings on memristive properties of other living systems (human skin and blood) and contributes to development of self-growing bio-electronic circuits. Distinctive asymmetric V-I curves which were occasionally observed when the internal current is on the same order as the driven current, are well-modelled by the concept of active memristors.

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Additional Information:The final publication is available at Springer via​1007/​s12668-014-0160-7
Uncontrolled Keywords:emerging technologies, slime mould
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:28151
Deposited By: Professor A. Adamatzky
Deposited On:08 Feb 2016 08:59
Last Modified:17 Jan 2018 17:35

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