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July 7th, 2005

Nano World: Nanofluidic transistors

Charles Q. Choi: Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have created the first nanofluidic transistor, a device that electronically controls the flow of liquids through nanotubes and silica channels.

Just as the electronic transistor became the main component of the microchips that drive today's computers, so could the nanofluidic transistor become the foundation of microscopic labs that replace the giant robotic workstations now used by industry to analyze DNA and other ingredients of life.


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