Maze solving by chemotactic droplets

I. Lagzi, Siowling Soh, Paul J. Wesson, Kevin P. Browne, Bartosz A. Grzybowski

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1198-1199
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume132
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 3 2010

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Chemotaxis
Acids
Surface Tension
Surface tension

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Lagzi, I., Soh, S., Wesson, P. J., Browne, K. P., & Grzybowski, B. A. (2010). Maze solving by chemotactic droplets. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(4), 1198-1199. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja9076793

Maze solving by chemotactic droplets. / Lagzi, I.; Soh, Siowling; Wesson, Paul J.; Browne, Kevin P.; Grzybowski, Bartosz A.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 132, No. 4, 03.02.2010, p. 1198-1199.

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Lagzi, I, Soh, S, Wesson, PJ, Browne, KP & Grzybowski, BA 2010, 'Maze solving by chemotactic droplets', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 4, pp. 1198-1199. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja9076793
Lagzi I, Soh S, Wesson PJ, Browne KP, Grzybowski BA. Maze solving by chemotactic droplets. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2010 Feb 3;132(4):1198-1199. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja9076793
Lagzi, I. ; Soh, Siowling ; Wesson, Paul J. ; Browne, Kevin P. ; Grzybowski, Bartosz A. / Maze solving by chemotactic droplets. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2010 ; Vol. 132, No. 4. pp. 1198-1199.
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