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Design of an Excitable Field Towards a Novel Parallel Computation
Kenichi YOSHIKAWA Ikuko MOTOIKE Kimiko KAJIYA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 1997/07/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on New Concept Device and Novel Architecture LSIs)
Category: Novel Concept Devices
first-order phase transition, dynamic memory, excitable medium, mesoscopic, auto-wave,
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A suggestion for creating an excitable/oscillatory field with solid-state material is proposed. In essence, the idea is to make a spatial array of "mesoscopic particles" with the characteristics of a first-order phase transition. A theoretical computation shows that an auto-wave, or excitable wave, is generated in such an excitable field. A simple example of using this system as a diode in information flow is given.