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Watching Fluid Flow at Nanometer Scales

March 31, 2013

nanowires dipped into a liquid New research carried out at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and elsewhere has demonstrated for the first time, that when inserted into a pool of liquid, nanowires naturally draw the liquid upward in a thin film that coats the surface of the wire. Full Story

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