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Hydrodynamic Manipulation of Nano-Objects by Thermo-Osmotic Flows

  title={Hydrodynamic Manipulation of Nano-Objects by Thermo-Osmotic Flows},
  author={Martin Franzl and Frank Cichos},
The manipulation of microand nano-objects is of great technological significance to construct new materials, manipulate tiny amounts of liquids in fluidic systems, or detect minute concentrations of analytes. It is commonly approached by the generation of potential energy landscapes, for example, with optical fields. Here we show that strong hydrodynamic boundary flows enable the trapping and manipulation of nano-objects near surfaces. These thermo-osmotic flows are induced by modulating the… Expand

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