Research on spatially resolved combinatorially complex chemical systems can profit enormously from micro- and nanoscale devices. In addition to volume miniaturization, which allows many combinatorial samples to be handled simultaneously, microsystems allow us to exploit the many advantages of flow reactors for basic research and applications:
In addition, our MEMS technology allows us to electronically regulate, trigger and clock chemical processes under microscopic computerized control. In contrast with common open microchip technology, microflow systems require sealed microchannel reactor networks.
Electronic microflow systems are an enabling technology for evolutionary self-organizing systems.