Lab-On-A-Chip: Stamp-Size Laboratory

Thinking small: Texas A&M team creates lab-on-a-chip. ‘Imagine an entire chemistry laboratory reduced to the size of a postage stamp. It could happen. While others may think big, Texas A&M University physicists Don Naugle and co-worker Igor Lyuksyutov are thinking small – as in micro small. They have successfully managed to levitate micron-sized fluids using magnets, which could lead to new advances in medicine, chemistry, chemical engineering and other related fields.
By using small magnets on a postage-stamp sized chip, Naugle and Lyuksyutov have managed to move and merge tiny levitating droplets and crystals and to control the orientation of the levitating crystals.’



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