An unconventional Arithmetic Logic Unit design and computing in Actin Quantum Cellular Automata

  • Biplab DasEmail author
  • Avijit Kumar Paul
  • Debashis De
Technical Paper


An efficient design of basic Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU), based on Actin based Quantum Cellular Automata (QCA), is presented in this paper. Boolean logic function has been realized by the collisions occur in molecular QCA network. Actin is found as thin helical filamentous form, consists of two protein chain built by its own monomer globular actin. Active participation of actin in signaling events of cytoskeleton has introduced the thought of constructing Boolean logic system in nano scale by itself. To realize the logic, filamentous actin is simulated by one dimensional partitioned QCA concept. As the width of F-Actin is only 7 nm, designing the logic circuits in high density with this unconventional technology will be more efficient than the conventional semiconductor technology. This proposed work will be illuminative in the field of unconventional computing.



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  1. 1.Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West BengalSalt Lake City, KolkataIndia

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