Evolution in Nanomaterio: The NASCENCE Project

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    Abstract

    This chapter describes some of the work carried out by members of the NASCENCE project, an FP7 project sponsored by the European Community. After some historical notes and background material, the chapter explains how nanoscale material systems have been configured to perform computational tasks by finding appropriate configuration signals using artificial evolution. Most of this exposition is centred around the work that has been carried out at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente using disordered networks of nanoparticles. The interested reader will also find many pointers to references that contain more details on work that has been carried out by other members of the NASCENCE consortium on composite materials based on single-walled carbon nanotubes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInspired by Nature
    Subtitle of host publicationEssays Presented to Julian F. Miller on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday
    EditorsSusan Stepney, Andrew Adamatzky
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages87-111
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-67997-6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-67996-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameEmergence, Complexity and Computation
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume28
    ISSN (Print)2194-7287

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