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Functional droplet networks

Tissue-mimicking printed networks of droplets separated by lipid bilayers that can be functionalized with membrane proteins are able to spontaneously fold and transmit electrical currents along predefined paths.

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Figure 1: Printed droplet networks with electrically conductive paths.
Figure 2: Self-folding networks of printed droplets.

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Durmus, N., Tasoglu, S. & Demirci, U. Functional droplet networks. Nature Mater 12, 478–479 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat3665

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