Anil Kumar, A. V. and Yashonath, S and Ananthakrishna, G (2006) Separation of Mixtures at Nano Length Scales: Blow Torch and Levitation Effect. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110 (8). pp. 3835-3840.
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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp056077x
A new conceptual basis for the separation of multicomponent molecular mixtures is proposed. A separation method where different components of the mixtures are driven in opposite directions is realized by a judicious combination of two effects, viz., levitation and blow torch effects. Monte Carlo simulations of two Lennard−Jones binary mixtures with different-sized components are shown to be separated well if at least one of the components lies in the anomalous regime and the others lie in the linear regime. A separation factor of 108 is obtained on nano length scales as compared to 103, obtainable through conventional methods of separation on macrolength scales.
|Subjects:||Physical Science > Nanophysics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics|
|Deposited On:||27 Jan 2009 09:51|
|Last Modified:||12 Feb 2009 12:53|
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