Squeezing flow of particles and large molecules suspended in a liquid through nanochannels

A. Acrivos, Boris Khusid, J. Koplik, G. Drazer

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Abstract

The motion of rigid particles and long flexible molecules was investigated through a nanochannel. A wall was found to be the cause of liquid molecules ordering themselves parallel to the surface in the region within a dozen molecular diameters perpendicular to the wall. It was shown that for a size ratios as small as 3/1 the continuum mechanical expression for drag force worked accurately. It was found that the motion of a suspended nanometer size particles in nano-devices is strongly influenced by the presence of surface forces and by the random molecular motion of the suspending fluid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages97-98
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: Apr 21 2002Apr 25 2002

Other

Other2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period4/21/024/25/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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