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Possibilities Widen for Electronic Devices
April 2, 2007
Researchers are now experimenting with using liquids instead of solids to make devices, harness electricity to separate fluids, and perform other tasks. A recent breakthrough with liquid-state-field-effect transistors promises improvement in "lab on a chip" technology and other applications. These tiny devices can be introduced into the blood stream to monitor the blood's chemistry.
University of Cincinnnati
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