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Water Flows Like Molasses on the Nanoscale
April 25, 2007
A Georgia Tech research team has discovered that water exhibits very different properties when it is confined to channels less than two nanometers wide--behaving much like a viscous fluid with a viscosity approaching that of molasses. Determining the properties of water on the nanoscale may prove important for biological and pharmaceutical research, as well as nanotechnology.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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