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Slime mould memristors

Gale, Ella; Adamatzky, Andrew; de Lacy Costello, Ben

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Ella Gale


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.


Gale, E., Adamatzky, A., & de Lacy Costello, B. (2015). Slime mould memristors. BioNanoScience, 5(1), 1-8

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 19, 2014
Publication Date Mar 1, 2015
Deposit Date Feb 8, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 9, 2016
Journal BioNanoScience
Print ISSN 2191-1630
Publisher Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 1
Pages 1-8
Keywords emerging technologies, slime mould
Public URL
Publisher URL​1007/​s12668-014-0160-7
Additional Information Additional Information : The final publication is available at Springer via​1007/​s12668-014-0160-7


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