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Electrical Properties of Solvated Tectomers: Toward Zettascale Computing

Chiolerio, Alessandro; Draper, Thomas C; Jost, Carsten; Adamatzky, Andrew


Alessandro Chiolerio

Thomas Draper
Research Associate in Chemistry and Unconventional Computing

Carsten Jost


© 2019 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim Liquid cybernetic systems with embodied intelligence solutions mimicking biologic systems, in response to future increasingly distributed sensing and the resulting data to be managed, has been proposed as the next cybernetic paradigm. Storing and computing information inherently pushes research toward extremely high packing densities, shifting from classical into quantum (particle, molecular) physics, chemistry, and materials science with the drawback of requiring very expensive equipment and exotic matter or matter states. Solutions represent a cheap and easy-to-handle platform for data storage and readout in liquido, where a physical structure able to change configuration under electrical stimuli reversibly exchanges entropy with the external environment. Tectomers are proposed as a candidate for such an adaptive structure. A tectomer is an oligomer made of few oligoglycine units with a common center. Tectomers undergo pH dependent assembly to form a single layer supramer across a surface. Tectomers represent a stable paradigm, in their amorphous or crystalline forms, reversibly influenced by solution pH, whose electronic properties are studied herein. Through a reasonable hypothesis, how solvated cybernetic systems can be exploited in the rush for zettascale computing will be looked upon.


Chiolerio, A., Draper, T. C., Jost, C., & Adamatzky, A. (2019). Electrical Properties of Solvated Tectomers: Toward Zettascale Computing. Advanced Electronic Materials, 5(12),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 21, 2019
Online Publication Date Sep 23, 2019
Publication Date 2019-12
Deposit Date Sep 23, 2019
Publicly Available Date Sep 24, 2020
Journal Advanced Electronic Materials
Electronic ISSN 2199-160X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 12
Article Number 1900202
Keywords tectomer; oligoglycine; self-assembly; supramolecular; electrochemistry; ZFlop
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Chiolerio, A., Draper, T. C., Jost, C., & Adamatzky, A. (2019). Electrical Properties of Solvated Tectomers: Towards Zettascale Computing. Advanced Electronic Materials, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving

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