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Direct-write assembly of biomimetic microvascular networks for efficient fluid transport

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Biomimetic microvascular networks with complex architectures are embedded in epoxy matrices using direct-write assembly. Fluid transport in multi-generation bifurcating channels is systematically investigated and maximum flow efficiency is found to occur when Murray's law is obeyed.

Graphical abstract: Direct-write assembly of biomimetic microvascular networks for efficient fluid transport

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The article was received on 07 Sep 2009, accepted on 20 Nov 2009 and first published on 16 Dec 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B918436H
Soft Matter, 2010,6, 739-742

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    Direct-write assembly of biomimetic microvascular networks for efficient fluid transport

    W. Wu, C. J. Hansen, A. M. Aragón, P. H. Geubelle, S. R. White and J. A. Lewis, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 739
    DOI: 10.1039/B918436H

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