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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33027-5-ch077
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First published 20 July 2015

Simulating self-replicating, chemically immersed, microchip swarms

Uwe Tangen, Harold Fellermann, and Steen Rasmussen

Abstract (Excerpt)

Silicon microchips of size 100x100 μm2 with active electronic sensing and actuation reacting in a chemical environment is the vision of the research project http://www.micreagents.eu, see figure 1a. These chips, called lablets, are fabricated in standard 180nm silicon technology and will be equipped with custom developed super-capacitors allowing them to react autonomously in fluids. They are designed to catalyze reactions with inbuilt electrodes and utilize electro-osmotic flow to propel along in the fluidic system, McCaskill et al. (2012).