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In Materio Computation Using Carbon Nanotubes

  • Julian F. Miller
  • Simon J. Hickinbotham
  • Martyn Amos
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Part of the Natural Computing Series book series (NCS)

Abstract

All computing is physical, requiring a substrate in which to perform the computation. Conventional computation (CCOMP), based on the Church-Turing thesis and the von Neumann architecture, is built upon logical states that are engineered into the substrate. By contrast, in materio computation does not impose a computational model upon the substrate, but rather exploits a naturally-occurring computational property that it may have. New, unconventional models of computation are needed to exploit these naturally-occurring properties.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian F. Miller
    • 1
  • Simon J. Hickinbotham
    • 2
  • Martyn Amos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of YorkYorkUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, and York Cross-disciplinary Centre for Systems AnalysisUniversity of YorkYorkUK
  3. 3.School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital TechnologyManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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