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Non-organic membrane research

Status Current
Seeking Researchers No
Start Date 10/03/2011
End Date 06/01/2012
Funding Source Fran Ulmer Transformative Research Award
Funding Amount 642
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Last Updated 12/08/2011 02:56PM
Keywords precipitation, membrane, doplet, potential, silicate

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  Jerzy Maselko, Jim Pantaleone

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Abstract

We propose to study the evolution of membranes formed by chemical reactions. Metal salts react with silicate solutions to produce precipitate membranes at the interface between the solutions. These membranes tend to form complex closed structures that evolve due to osmotic and fluid forces. In these series of experiments we venture to understand basic physics of membrane creation and dynamics of evolution of membrane structures. We also intend to use membrane properties as a unique aide in study of fluid dynamics of droplet falling in to a body of liquid.

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