Transport of nano-objects in narrow channels: influence of Brownian diffusion, confinement and particle nature

  title={Transport of nano-objects in narrow channels: influence of Brownian diffusion, confinement and particle nature},
  author={Olivier Liot and Marius Socol and Lucia Garcia and J Thi{\'e}ry and Agathe Figarol and Anne-Françoise Mingotaud and Pierre Joseph},
  journal={Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter},
This paper presents experimental results about transport of dilute suspensions of nano-objects in silicon-glass micrometric and sub-micrometric channels. Two kinds of objects are used: solid, rigid latex beads and spherical capsule-shaped, soft polymersomes. They are tracked using fluorescence microscopy. Three aspects are studied: confinement (ratio between particle diameter and channel depth), Brownian diffusion and particle nature. The aim of this work is to understand how these different… 
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