The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Droplets with information processing ability

Droplets with information processing ability
Droplets with information processing ability
Nonlinear chemical medium can be used to perform information processing functions. In typical applications information is coded in excitation pulses and required operations are performed by interaction of pulses forced by intentionally introduced geometrical structure of the medium. Here we describe a structured system that seems promising for information processing. It is composed of droplets, covered with a lipid layer, that contain reagents of Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction. The presence of lipids stabilizes the droplets so they do not merge in time scale much longer than that characteristic for chemical phenomena. On the basis of experimental results for period of oscillations within droplets we fit parameters of Rovinsky-Zhabotinsky model that qualitatively describes system evolution. This model for oscillations is used to predict the experimental conditions at which the medium becomes excitable and estimate the size of droplets for which a chemical signal diode can be constructed.
belousov-zhabotinsky reaction, droplets, lipids, signal diode
1548-7199
185-200
Szymanski, Jan
0f12067b-9d82-4923-9d3f-d5bf4908d32c
Gorecka, Joanna Natalia
028a636d-05b2-42ff-8f8e-6b5c3fffb257
Igarashi, Yasuhiro
a8814dce-25b0-4132-893e-008426fb7347
Gizynski, Konrad
8194dd76-9278-4d89-9335-dc8531ac362b
Gorecki, Jerzy
53ed0ca5-5ff6-458d-86cb-f14c319e3e8d
Zauner, Klaus-Peter
c8b22dbd-10e6-43d8-813b-0766f985cc97
de Planque, Maurits R.R.
a1d33d13-f516-44fb-8d2c-c51d18bc21ba
Szymanski, Jan
0f12067b-9d82-4923-9d3f-d5bf4908d32c
Gorecka, Joanna Natalia
028a636d-05b2-42ff-8f8e-6b5c3fffb257
Igarashi, Yasuhiro
a8814dce-25b0-4132-893e-008426fb7347
Gizynski, Konrad
8194dd76-9278-4d89-9335-dc8531ac362b
Gorecki, Jerzy
53ed0ca5-5ff6-458d-86cb-f14c319e3e8d
Zauner, Klaus-Peter
c8b22dbd-10e6-43d8-813b-0766f985cc97
de Planque, Maurits R.R.
a1d33d13-f516-44fb-8d2c-c51d18bc21ba

Szymanski, Jan, Gorecka, Joanna Natalia, Igarashi, Yasuhiro, Gizynski, Konrad, Gorecki, Jerzy, Zauner, Klaus-Peter and de Planque, Maurits R.R. (2011) Droplets with information processing ability. International Journal of Unconventional Computing, 7 (3), 185-200.

Record type: Article

Abstract

Nonlinear chemical medium can be used to perform information processing functions. In typical applications information is coded in excitation pulses and required operations are performed by interaction of pulses forced by intentionally introduced geometrical structure of the medium. Here we describe a structured system that seems promising for information processing. It is composed of droplets, covered with a lipid layer, that contain reagents of Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction. The presence of lipids stabilizes the droplets so they do not merge in time scale much longer than that characteristic for chemical phenomena. On the basis of experimental results for period of oscillations within droplets we fit parameters of Rovinsky-Zhabotinsky model that qualitatively describes system evolution. This model for oscillations is used to predict the experimental conditions at which the medium becomes excitable and estimate the size of droplets for which a chemical signal diode can be constructed.

Text
__userfiles.soton.ac.uk_Users_nsc_mydesktop_271840ZAUNER.pdf - Version of Record
Restricted to Repository staff only
Request a copy

More information

Published date: 2011
Keywords: belousov-zhabotinsky reaction, droplets, lipids, signal diode
Organisations: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology, Agents, Interactions & Complexity

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 271840
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271840
ISSN: 1548-7199
PURE UUID: f5ce0cfa-9d8f-4eaa-b789-726355f77e3f
ORCID for Maurits R.R. de Planque: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8787-0513

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 23 Dec 2010 12:48
Last modified: 12 Nov 2019 01:44

Export record

Contributors

Author: Jan Szymanski
Author: Joanna Natalia Gorecka
Author: Yasuhiro Igarashi
Author: Konrad Gizynski
Author: Jerzy Gorecki
Author: Klaus-Peter Zauner
Author: Maurits R.R. de Planque ORCID iD

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×