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Glass or plastic? Container's properties affect the viscosity of nanoscale water

September 19, 2013

Elisa Riedo poses with a glass and plastic bottle A new study shows that in nanoscopic channels, the effective viscosity of water in channels made of glass can be twice as high as water in plastic. Nanoscopic glass channels can make water flow more like ketchup than ordinary H2O. Full Story

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Georgia Institute of Technology

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