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Slime mold microfluidic logical gates

  • We demonstrate how logical operations can be implemented in ensembles of protoplasmic tubes of acellular slime mold Physarum polycephalum. The tactile response of the protoplasmic tubes is used to actuate analogs of two- and four-input logical gates and memory devices. The slime mold tube logical gates display results of logical operations by blocking flow in mechanically stimulated tube fragmentsWe demonstrate how logical operations can be implemented in ensembles of protoplasmic tubes of acellular slime mold Physarum polycephalum. The tactile response of the protoplasmic tubes is used to actuate analogs of two- and four-input logical gates and memory devices. The slime mold tube logical gates display results of logical operations by blocking flow in mechanically stimulated tube fragments and redirecting the flow to output tube fragments. We demonstrate how XOR and NOR gates are constructed. We also exemplify circuits of hybrid gates and a memory device. The slime mold based gates are non-electronic, simple and inexpensive, and several gates can be realized simultaneously at sites where protoplasmic tubes merge.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Article
Author: Andrew Adamatzky, Theresa Schubert
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20170413-31168Cite-Link
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2014.01.018Cite-Link
Parent Title (English):Materials Today
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2017/04/13
Year of first Publication:2014
Release Date:2017/04/13
Publishing Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Institutes and partner institutions:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / In Zusammenarbeit mit der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
First Page:86
Last Page:91
Tag:protoplasmic tubes, Nucleolus-Organisator-Region
GND Keyword:Physarum polycephalum
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
BKL-Classification:42 Biologie / 42.48 Kryptogamen
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)