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HODGKIN–HUXLEY AXON IS MADE OF MEMRISTORS

Chua, Leon O., Sbitnev, Valery, Kim, Hyongsuk (2012) HODGKIN–HUXLEY AXON IS MADE OF MEMRISTORS. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 22 (03). pp. 1230011-1. ISSN 0218-1274. (doi:10.1142/S021812741230011X) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper presents a rigorous and comprehensive nonlinear circuit-theoretic foundation for the memristive Hodgkin-Huxley Axon Circuit model. We show that the Hodgkin-Huxley Axon comprises a potassium ion-channel memristor and a sodium ion-channel memristor, along with some mundane circuit elements. From this new perspective, many hitherto unresolved anomalous phenomena and paradoxes reported in the literature are explained and clarified. The yet unknown nonlinear dynamical mechanisms which give birth to the action potentials remain hidden within the memristors, and the race is on for uncovering the ultimate truth. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1142/S021812741230011X
Additional information: <01> In their Nobel Prize-winning (1963) work, Alan Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley performed experiments on the squid giant axon. The large diameter of the axon provided a great experimental advantage for Hodgkin and Huxley as it allowed them to insert voltage clamp electrodes inside the lumen of the axon. This paper reveals that the Hodgkin–Huxley Axon comprises memristors (invented by Chua in 1971). From this new perspective, this model can explain various anomalous phenomena and paradoxes reported over the past 70 years.; number of additional authors: 2;
Uncontrolled keywords: *MEMRISTORS *HYSTERESIS loop *POTASSIUM channels *SODIUM channels *TIME-varying systems *NONLINEAR theories *AXONS
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40163 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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