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Superconfinement tailors fluid flow at microscales.

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Understanding fluid dynamics under extreme confinement, where device and intrinsic fluid length scales become comparable, is essential to successfully develop the coming generations of fluidic devices. Here we report measurements of advancing fluid fronts in such a regime, which we dub superconfinement. We find that the strong coupling between contact-line friction and geometric confinement gives rise to a new stability regime where the maximum speed for a stable moving front exhibits a disti...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/ncomms8297

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature communications Journal website
Volume:
6
Pages:
7297
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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EISSN:
2041-1723
ISSN:
2041-1723
Source identifiers:
528640
Language:
English
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pubs:528640
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uuid:37820a4b-334b-45b0-ac57-b4f772da21ba
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2016-01-26

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