Design of an excitable field towards a novel parallel computation

Kenichi Yoshikawa, Ikuko Motoike, Kimiko Kajiya

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-933
Number of pages3
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Auto-wave
  • Dynamic memory
  • Excitable medium
  • Fast-order phase transition
  • Mesoscopic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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