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Configurable NOR gate arrays from Belousov-Zhabotinsky micro-droplets

Overview of attention for article published in The European Physical Journal - Special Topics, February 2016
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Title
Configurable NOR gate arrays from Belousov-Zhabotinsky micro-droplets
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The European Physical Journal - Special Topics, February 2016
DOI 10.1140/epjst/e2016-02622-y
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A.L. Wang, J.M. Gold, N. Tompkins, M. Heymann, K.I. Harrington, S. Fraden

Abstract

We investigate the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction in an attempt to establish a basis for computation using chemical oscillators coupled via inhibition. The system consists of BZ droplets suspended in oil. Interdrop coupling is governed by the non-polar communicator of inhibition, Br2. We consider a linear arrangement of three droplets to be a NOR gate, where the center droplet is the output and the other two are inputs. Oxidation spikes in the inputs, which we define to be TRUE, cause a delay in the next spike of the output, which we read to be FALSE. Conversely, when the inputs do not spike (FALSE) there is no delay in the output (TRUE), thus producing the behavior of a NOR gate. We are able to reliably produce NOR gates with this behavior in microfluidic experiment.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 29%
Student > Bachelor 1 14%
Student > Master 1 14%
Student > Postgraduate 1 14%
Researcher 1 14%
Other 1 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 3 43%
Mathematics 2 29%
Computer Science 1 14%
Neuroscience 1 14%

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