publication . Preprint . Article . 2014

TOWARDS PLANT WIRES

Andrew Adamatzky;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Jan 2014
Abstract
In experimental laboratory studies we evaluate a possibility of making electrical wires from living plants. In scoping experiments we use lettuce seedlings as a prototype model of a plant wire. We approximate an electrical potential transfer function by applying direct current voltage to the lettuce seedlings and recording output voltage. We analyse oscillation frequencies of the output potential and assess noise immunity of the plant wires. Our findings will be used in future designs of self-growing wetware circuits and devices, and integration of plant-based electronic components into future and emergent bio-hybrid systems.
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: Hardware_INTEGRATEDCIRCUITS
free text keywords: Computer Science - Emerging Technologies, Physics - Biological Physics, General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Modelling and Simulation, Statistics and Probability, Applied Mathematics, General Medicine, Electronic component, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art, Direct current, Voltage, Experimental laboratory, Oscillation, Electronic circuit, Electronic engineering, Nanotechnology, Wetware, Transfer function, Computer science
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