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Nanorod-assembled Order Affects Diffusion Rate and Direction
February 6, 2012
Georgia Tech professor Rigoberto Hernandez studied the movements of a spherical probe among static nanorods. He found that the particles sometimes diffused faster in a nematic environment than in a disordered environment. That is, the channels left open between the ordered nanorods don't just steer nanoparticles along a direction, they also enable them to speed right through.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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