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Chemical Circuit That Gets Your Body Cells Computing - Linköping University

Question asked by Ambarish Ganesh in #Electronics on May 31, 2012
Ambarish Ganesh
Ambarish Ganesh · May 31, 2012
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The human body is the most complex machine, and its complexity bar has been raised by Klas Tybrandt, a doctoral student in Organic Electronics field at Linköping University, Sweden. He has come up with a remarkable integrated chemical chip that can function on biological materials, same way as it works on silicon-based electronics.


A chemical circuit devised from this chip allows various chemical substances (positive and negative ions, and even biomolecules) move in the body, but anyway keeps them in check. Signals can be sent to muscle synapses where the signaling system may not operate, with common signalling substances like acetylcholine. Earlier, the Organic Electronics research group at Linköping University had formulated transistors for carrying molecules, but this circuit provides better flexibility. Researchers wish that this unlocks the door to better circuit technology founded on ions and molecules as a substitute to electrons and holes. Posted in: #Electronics

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