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Evolution of Electronic Circuits using Carbon Nanotube Composites
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2016 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 6, no 32197Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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volution-in-materio concerns the computer controlled manipulation of material systems using external stimuli to train or evolve the material to perform a useful function. In this paper we demonstrate the evolution of a disordered composite material, using voltages as the external stimuli, into a form where a simple computational problem can be solved. The material consists of single-walled carbon nanotubes suspended in liquid crystal; the nanotubes act as a conductive network, with the liquid crystal providing a host medium to allow the conductive network to reorganise when voltages are applied. We show that the application of electric fields under computer control results in a significant change in the material morphology, favouring the solution to a classification task.

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2016. Vol. 6, no 32197
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-28954DOI: 10.1038/srep32197OAI: diva2:974753
Available from: 2016-09-27 Created: 2016-09-27 Last updated: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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