Chaotically Accelerated Polymerase Chain Reaction by Microscale Rayleigh–Bénard Convection Academic Article uri icon


  • (Figure Presented) Going with the flow: DNA replication by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) can proceed at a greatly accelerated rate when performed in the presence of a chaotic flow induced by microscale thermal convection (see picture). The consequences of these effects sharply contradict established design rules for chemistry involving coupled flow and reaction. © 2011 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

author list (cited authors)

  • Muddu, R., Hassan, Y. A., & Ugaz, V. M.

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • February 2011