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Researchers model macroscale plasmonic convection to control fluid and particle motion


January 21, 2014

depiction of the fluid convection Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new theoretical model that explains macroscale fluid convection induced by plasmonic (metal) nanostructures. This work is the first to establish both theoretically and experimentally that micron/s fluid velocities can be generated using a plasmonic architecture, and provides important insight into the flows affecting particle dynamics in plasmonic optical trapping experiments. Full Story

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University of Illinois College of Engineering

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