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Towards plant wires

Adamatzky, Andrew



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal BioSystems
Print ISSN 0303-2647
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 122
Pages 1-6
APA6 Citation Adamatzky, A. (2014). Towards plant wires. BioSystems, 122, 1-6.
Keywords bio-wires, plants, bio-electronics, potential transferfunction
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