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On computing in fine-grained compartmentalised Belousov-Zhabotinsky medium

Adamatzky, Andrew; Holley, Julian; Bull, Larry; De Lacy Costello, Ben


Julian Holley

Lawrence Bull
AHOD Research and Scholarship and Prof


We introduce results of computer experiments on information processing in a hexagonal array of vesicles filled with Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) solution in a sub-excitable mode. We represent values of Boolean variables by excitation wave-fragments and implement basic logical gates by colliding the wave-fragments. We show that a vesicle filled with BZ mixture can implement a range of basic logical functions. We cascade BZ-vesicle logical gates into arithmetic circuits implementing addition of two one-bit binary numbers. We envisage that our theoretical results will be applied in chemical laboratory designs of massive-parallel computers based on fine-grained compartmentalisation of excitable chemical systems. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2011
Journal Chaos, Solitons and Fractals
Print ISSN 0960-0779
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 44
Issue 10
Pages 779-790
APA6 Citation Adamatzky, A., Holley, J., Bull, L., & De Lacy Costello, B. (2011). On computing in fine-grained compartmentalised Belousov-Zhabotinsky medium. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 44(10), 779-790.
Keywords wave fragments, physics, mathematical, motion, chemical reaction, physics
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