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Issue 2, 2002
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Glow discharge in microfluidic chips for visible analog computing

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Here we present a novel visible analog computing approach for solving a wide class of shortest path problems. Using a microfluidic chip for computation, based on the lighting up of a glow discharge, the solution to maze search problems, the solution of a network shortest path and k-shortest paths problems and the practical application of finding the shortest paths between several landmarks from a street map are presented. The solution and visible display (in real time) for these problems shows only a small difference in practical problem solving time among problems with varying differences in size.

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The article was received on 17 Jan 2002, accepted on 11 Apr 2002 and first published on 29 Apr 2002

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B200589A
Citation: Lab Chip, 2002,2, 113-116
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    Glow discharge in microfluidic chips for visible analog computing

    D. R. Reyes, M. M. Ghanem, G. M. Whitesides and A. Manz, Lab Chip, 2002, 2, 113
    DOI: 10.1039/B200589A

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