Engineering reaction-diffusion networks with properties of neural tissue.

  title={Engineering reaction-diffusion networks with properties of neural tissue.},
  author={Thomas Litschel and M. Norton and Vardges Tserunyan and S. Fraden},
  journal={Lab on a chip},
  volume={18 5},
  • Thomas Litschel, M. Norton, +1 author S. Fraden
  • Published 2018
  • Materials Science, Medicine, Physics
  • Lab on a chip
  • We present an experimental system of networks of coupled non-linear chemical reactors, which we theoretically model within a reaction-diffusion framework. The networks consist of patterned arrays of diffusively coupled nanoliter-scale reactors containing the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. Microfluidic fabrication techniques are developed that provide the ability to vary the network topology and the reactor coupling strength and offer the freedom to choose whether an arbitrary reactor is… CONTINUE READING
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