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Organising Chemical Reaction Networks in Space and Time with Microfluidics

Jones, Gareth, Lovell, Chris, Morgan, Hywel and Zauner, Klaus-Peter (2011) Organising Chemical Reaction Networks in Space and Time with Microfluidics International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation (IJNMC), 3, (1), pp. 35-56.

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Information processing is essential for any lifeform to maintain its organisation despite continuous entropic disturbance. Macromolecules provide the ubiquitous underlying substrate on which nature implements information processing and have also come into focus for technical applications. There are two distinct approaches to the use of molecules for computing. Molecules can be employed to mimic the logic switches of conventional computers or they can be used in a way that exploits the complex functionality offered by a molecular computing substrate. Prerequisite to the latter is a mapping of the versatile means to achieve this. In the present paper we review microfluidic technology as a versatile means to achieve this, show how we use it, and provide proven recipes for its application.

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Published date: 8 June 2011
Keywords: Information Processing, Logic Switches, Macromolecules, Microfluidics, Molecular Computing
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity, Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology, Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 272434
ISSN: 1941-6318
PURE UUID: 5a777f45-fdf3-49a8-9b5f-eb3e19d964f5
ORCID for Hywel Morgan: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 10 Jun 2011 15:10
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:24

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