Microdroplet-based universal logic gates by electrorheological fluid
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AbstractWe demonstrate a uniquely designed microfluid logic gate with universal functionality, which is capable of conducting all 16 logic operations in one chip, with different input voltage combinations. A kind of smart colloid, giant electrorheological (GER) fluid, functions as the translation media among fluidic, electronic and mechanic information, providing us with the capability of performing large integrations either on-chip or off-chip, while the on-chip hybrid circuit is formed by the interconnection of the electric components and fluidic channels, where the individual microdroplets travelling in a channel represents a bit. The universal logic gate reveals the possibilities of achieving a large-scale microfluidic processor with more complexity for on-chip processing for biological, chemical as well as computational experiments. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
CitationZhang M, Wang L, Wang X, Wu J, Li J, et al. (2011) Microdroplet-based universal logic gates by electrorheological fluid. Soft Matter 7: 7493. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1sm05687e.
SponsorsThis publication is based on work partially supported by Award No. SA-C0040/UK-C0016, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Hong Kong RGC grants HKUST 603608. The work was also partially supported by the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Program at HKUST.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)