Experimental validation of binary collisions between wave fragments in the photosensitive Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction

Toth, R., Stone, C., Adamatzky, A., de Lacy Costello, B. and Bull, L. (2009) Experimental validation of binary collisions between wave fragments in the photosensitive Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 41 (4). pp. 1605-1615. ISSN 0960-0779

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chaos.2008.07.001

Abstract

Using the examples of an excitable chemical system (the Belousov–Zhabotinsky medium) and plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum we show that universal computation in a geometrically unconstrained medium is only possible when resources (excitability or concentration of nutrients) are limited. In situations of limited resources the systems studied develop traveling localizations. These localizations are the elementary units of dynamical logical circuits in collision-based computing architectures

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:binary collisions, wave fragments, Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Biological, Biomedical and Analytical Sciences
Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:7077
Deposited By: H. Hammond
Deposited On:26 Jul 2010 14:55
Last Modified:22 May 2014 14:11

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