Unexpected Discovery Leads to New Theory of Liquid Streaming


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Unexpected Discovery Leads to New Theory of Liquid Streaming
http://www.sciencenewsline.com/news/2017092723350055.html

Researchers at the University of Houston were studying the nonlinear transmission of light through an aqueous suspension of gold nanoparticles when they noticed something unexpected. A pulse laser appeared to have forced the movement of a stream of liquid in a glass laboratory cuvette.

As they investigated, they realized something more complex was a work than a transfer of momentum from the laser photons to the liquid. Their observation led to a new optofulidics principle, explained in a paper published Sept. 27 in the journal Science Advances.