Fluidics articles from across Nature Portfolio

Fluidics is the application of flowing substances, such as liquids and gases, to system control and logic operations. Fluidics is analogous to electronics but uses flow and pressure instead of electrical charge. While slower, fluidics can operate in situations where electromagnetic interference prohibits the use of electronics.

Latest Research and Reviews

News and Comment

  • Comments & Opinion |

    Liquid metals are promising multifunctional materials, but their single-colour physical appearance limits their applicability. There are several methods to endow liquid metals with colour and fluorescence, and although breakthroughs have been made in controlling their optical and interfacial properties, more work is needed to refine the synthetic strategies, better understand the coloration effects and enable the applications of colourful liquid metals.

    • Liangfei Duan
    • , Tong Zhou
    •  & Qingju Liu
  • News & Views |

    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.

    • Naside Gozde Durmus
    • , Savas Tasoglu
    •  & Utkan Demirci
    Nature Materials 12, 478-479