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Separation of mixtures at nano length scales: Blow torch and levitation effect

Kumar, Anil AV and Yashonath, S and Ananthakrishna, G (2006) Separation of mixtures at nano length scales: Blow torch and levitation effect. In: Journal Of Physical Chemistry B, 110 (8). pp. 3835-3840.

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A new conceptual basis for the separation of multicomponent molecular mixtures is proposed. A separation method where different components of the mixtures are driven in opposite directions is realized by a judicious combination of two effects, viz., levitation and blow torch effects. Monte Carlo simulations of two Lennard-Jones binary mixtures with different-sized components are shown to be separated well if at least one of the components lies in the anomalous regime and the others lie in the linear regime. A separation factor of 10(3) is obtained on nano length scales as compared to 10(3), obtainable through conventional methods of separation on macrolength scales.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal Of Physical Chemistry B
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2009 05:21
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 08:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/18465

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