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2005 August 19

New long period oscillators

New Reaction Jason Summers has found configuration of stable objects (shown right) which can restore themselves when hit by a pair of sparks. The reaction takes 20 generations to stabilize, and the sparks are easily accessible, so this can be used in a number of period doubling reactions.

New Oscillators 1 The top row of oscillators to the right show how the reaction can be used to triple oscillators with periods of 7, 8 and 9 to create oscillators with periods of 21, 24 and 27. The second row shows doubling reactions with periods 15, 16 and 18 going to 30, 32 and 36 respectively. It should be possible to double any period between 10 to 19.

New Oscillators 2 Finally, the reactions can be chained together to create a Period 22 wick.

Update: 2005-08-20

New P72sJason Summers has also found some new Period 72 Oscillators based on a pair of B-Heptominos pseudo-shuttle. The examples show how a single pair and two pairs can be supported by smaller period oscillators.