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Maze solving by chemotactic droplets.
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PMID:  20063877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Droplets emitting surface-active chemicals exhibit chemotaxis toward low-pH regions. Such droplets are self-propelled and navigate through a complex maze to seek a source of acid placed at one of the maze's exits. In doing so, the droplets find the shortest path through the maze. Chemotaxis and maze solving are due to an interplay between acid/base chemistry and surface tension effects.
Istv?n Lagzi; Siowling Soh; Paul J Wesson; Kevin P Browne; Bartosz A Grzybowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Chemical Society     Volume:  132     ISSN:  1520-5126     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Chem. Soc.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-27     Completed Date:  2010-04-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503056     Medline TA:  J Am Chem Soc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1198-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208-3113, USA.
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