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Metal that pumps liquid-EurekaAlerts

Postby wolfhnd on June 2nd, 2009, 8:32 pm 

Scientists create metal that pumps liquid uphill
Ultra-fast laser makes metal that attracts, repels and guides liquids



In nature, trees pull vast amounts of water from their roots up to their leaves hundreds of feet above the ground through capillary action, but now scientists at the University of Rochester have created a simple slab of metal that lifts liquid using the same principle—but does so at a speed that would make nature envious.


http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 060209.php
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Chunlei Guo

Credit: Richard Baker, University of Rochester
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Re: Metal that pumps liquid-EurekaAlerts

Postby Paris on June 3rd, 2009, 4:03 am 

People like Chunlei Guo is what makes science so thrilling.

His findings can revolutionize medicinal technology through huge miniaturizing of chemical and biological analytical tools, speedy anti-gravitational flow of fluids, optics, energy saving devices and even artistic objects.
Paris
 



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