Nanomaterials meet microfluidics
- Martin Pumera*
Nanomaterials and lab-on-a-chip platforms have undergone enormous development during the past decade. Here, we present an overview of how microfluidics benefited from the use of nanomaterials for the enhanced separation and detection of analytes. We also discuss how nanomaterials benefit from microfluidics in terms of synthesis and in terms of the simulation of environments for nanomotors and nanorobots. In our opinion, the "marriage'' of nanomaterials and microfluidics is highly beneficial and is expected to solve vital challenges in related fields.