Research Article

Prebiotic Geochemical Automata at the Intersection of Radiolytic Chemistry, Physical Complexity, and Systems Biology

Figure 7

(a) Simplified dimensionless depiction of example 2D memory elements as subdivisions of lining surfaces of basins (top) in which compounds of interest are produced (bottom, shaded regions). (b) Maximum number of 2D diffusion-limited memory elements per square meter. The width of the lines in plot (b) corresponds to variation caused by temperatures ranging from 20°C to 250°C.