Organic Primitives: Synthesis and Design of pH-Reactive Materials using Molecular I/O for Sensing, Actuation, and Interaction

@article{Kan2010OrganicPS,
  title={Organic Primitives: Synthesis and Design of pH-Reactive Materials using Molecular I/O for Sensing, Actuation, and Interaction},
  author={Viirj Kan and Emma Vargo and Noa Machover and Hiroshi Ishii and Serena Pan and Weixuan 'Vincent' Chen and Yasuaki Kakehi},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2010}
}
  • Viirj Kan, Emma Vargo, Y. Kakehi
  • Published 4 May 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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