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August 10th, 2004

Design Eases Nano Locomotion

Abstract:
At very small scales the effect of turbulence disappears, making liquids more difficult to travel through. The viscosity of water at small scales is more like honey than a quickly-flowing liquid. This makes it difficult to design microscopic machines that can move through water. The trick is to design a cyclical motion that is not identical in the reverse direction.

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