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Separation of Mixtures at Nano Length Scales: Blow Torch and Levitation Effect

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

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
ID Code:3857
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:27 Jan 2009 09:51
Last Modified:12 Feb 2009 12:53

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