On emulation of flueric devices in excitable chemical medium

Adamatzky, A. (2016) On emulation of flueric devices in excitable chemical medium. PloS One, 11 (12). ISSN 1932-6203 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/30803

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Flueric devices are fluidic devices without moving parts. Fluidic devices use fluid as a medium for information transfer and computation. A Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) medium is a thin-layer spatially extended excitable chemical medium which exhibits travelling excitation wave-fronts. The excitation wave-fronts transfer information. Flueric devices compute via jets interaction. BZ devices compute via excitation wave-fronts interaction. In numerical model of BZ medium we show that functions of key flueric devices are implemented in the excitable chemical system: signal generator, AND, XOR, NOT and NOR Boolean gates, delay elements, diodes and sensors. Flueric devices have been widely used in industry since late 1960s and are still employed in automotive and aircraft technologies. Implementation of analog of the flueric devices in the excitable chemical systems opens doors to further applications of excitation wave-based unconventional computing in soft robotics, embedded organic electronics and living technologies.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:emulation, flueric, devices, excitable, chemical, medium
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:30803
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