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Self-organized complexity

Polyphonic microfluidics

The emergence of both complex and repeating patterns in a simple microfluidic circuit provides an ideal test-bed for studying self-organized complexity, without the need for exhaustive dynamic control over the parameters that influence complex behaviour.

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Figure 1: Illustration of the authors' model microfluidic system for the study of spatiotemporal complexity.


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Gañán-Calvo, A. Polyphonic microfluidics. Nature Phys 1, 139–140 (2005).

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