Rapid Electrokinetic Patterning (IMAGE) Purdue University Caption Here the technique, called rapid electrokinetic patterning, is used to arrange the bacteria into a speific pattern. The technique may be used as a tool for nanomanufacturing because it shows promise for the assembly of suspended particles, called colloids. The ability to construct objects with colloids makes it possible to create structures with particular mechanical and thermal characteristics to manufacture electronic devices and tiny mechanical parts. <P>A publication-quality image is available at <a target="_Blank"href="http://www.purdue.edu/uns/images/2013/wereley-biochip2.jpg">http://www.purdue.edu/uns/images/2013/wereley-biochip2.jpg</a>. Credit Purdue University Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.