martedì 4 aprile 2017


Digital Journal - The new material has been created by electrical engineering professors. The scientists have taken glass, which is normally a brittle material, and made it bend and flex. The main aim is to create a new generation of lab-on-a-chip devices. A lab-on-a-chip refers to a device that integrates several laboratory functions on a single integrated circuit (the "chip"). This allows researchers to achieve automation and high-throughput screening, running many tests against a molecule or complete drug at the same time. This means they act as "micro total analysis systems". The new glass has come from Professor Aaron Hawkins, who works at Brigham Young University. Explaining the technology, Professor Hawkins says: "If you keep the movements to the nanoscale, glass can still snap back into shape... >>>

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