Phoenix 1

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Phoenix 1
Phoenix 1 image
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 12
Bounding box 8×8
Period 2
Heat 24
Volatility 1.00
Discovered by MIT group
Year of discovery 1971

Phoenix 1 (or flip-flops[1]) is a period 2 oscillator that was discovered by the MIT group in December 1971. It is the smallest known phoenix as well as the first discovered phoenix, and is thus sometimes simply referred to as the phoenix.

Phoenix 1 consists of four identical three-cell segments, chained in a loop. Other arrangements are possible, to generate larger period 2 phoenices as shown below. A single copy of this rotor can also be supported by a stator: this is an oscillator known as the griddle. The same rotor segment also appears in by flops and why not.

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An extension of phoenix 1
RLE: here

See also

References

  1. "Flip-flops". The Life Lexicon. Stephen Silver. Retrieved on June 21, 2011.

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