'Bubble' logic means microfluidic chips need no external control

February 2007
Electronics Weekly;2/14/2007, Issue 2275, p4
Trade Publication
The article presents information on microfluidics-based logic or bubble logic developed by the Centre for Bits and Atoms at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. It merges chemistry with computation, allowing a digital bit to carry a chemical payload. The bubbles in the microfluidic device can carry on-chip process control information, just like the electronic circuits of a traditional microprocessor, while also performing chemical reactions.


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