Web Date: October 17, 2011
One Chip To Sample Extraterrestrial Chemicals
A new lab-on-a-chip device can analyze a fluid sample for the presence of amino acids, making the device the first to complete such a task in a single microdevice without intervention or auxiliary components (Anal. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/ac202095k).
To sample biologically relevant molecules in extraterrestrial environments such as Mars or Titan, devices need to withstand the rigors of space, says chemist Peter A. Willis, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at California Institute of . . .
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