A review of experimental opportunities for molecular communication
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

The growth of nanotechnology has led to miniature devices that are able to perform limited functionalities in hard to access areas. Example nanodevice applications in the healthcare domain include early detection of harmful diseases. The current field of molecular communication is aiming to increase the functionalities of nanodevices, by enabling communication to be performed. Since its first introduction, communication researchers have been proposing various solutions that could possibly realize molecular communications (e.g., molecular diffusion and bacteria nanonetworks). These solutions have largely been limited to theoretical simulation modeling. However, to fully realize a future for real deployments and developments of molecular communication, a strong synergy will be required with molecular biologists. The aim of this paper is to create this link, and at the same time provide guidance for current molecular communication researchers of possible real developments of molecular communication based on the current state-of-the-art experimental work. In particular, we present a review on bacteria communication and membrane nanotubes, as well as neuronal networks. We also discuss possible applications in the future focusing in particular on Body Area NanoNetworks (BAN2). © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Molecular communication

Body Area NanoNetworks

Neuronal networks

Bacteria communication

Membrane nanotube


S. Balasubramaniam

Tammerfors tekniska universitet

S. Ben-Yehuda

The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem

S. Pautot

Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden

Aldo Jesorka

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi

P. Lio'

University of Cambridge

Y.A. Koucheryavy

Tammerfors tekniska universitet

Nano Communication Networks

1878-7789 (ISSN)

Vol. 4 2 43-52


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