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Interplay of micro-scale flow and fluid micro/nanostructure: Solutions of DNA and suspensions of single walled carbon nanotubes
The dynamics of dilute solutions of DNA flowing in a scaled clown roll-knife free surface coating flow are investigated on multiple scales. The flow is generated between a rotating roll and a stationary glass knife. Extension ...
Finite element methods for viscoelastic fluid flow simulations: Formulations and applications
Complex fluid flow simulations are important in several industrial and biological applications, e.g., polymer processing, ink-jet printing, and human as well as artificial organs, and they pose several numerical challenges. ...
Use of magnetic nanoparticles for mixing in microarrays and microsystems
Microarrays have found widespread use for probing genomic and proteomic functions. These systems consist of a purposefully spotted microscopic slide of different biological samples (the microarray), a sub-milliliter solution ...
Single molecule visualization of DNA in the nonhomogeneous shear flow in a microchannel
The dynamics of individual DNA molecules were analyzed under the nonhomogeneous shear flow in a rectangular microchannel. The effects of a complex flow field on individual molecular behavior have never before been ...
Phase behavior and rheology of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in superacids with application to fiber spinning
This dissertation describes the first discovery and characterization of a SWNT liquid crystalline phase. The protonation of SWNTs in superacids enables their dispersion at concentrations up to 12% vol. (10% wt.); this ...