Speeding chemical reactions by focusing
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We present numerical results for a chemical reaction of colloidal particles which are transported by a laminar fluid and are focused by periodic obstacles in such a way that the two components are well mixed and consequently the chemical reaction is speeded up. The roles of the various system param- eters (diffusion coefficients, reaction rate, and obstacles sizes) are studied. We show that focusing speeds up the reaction from the diffusion limited rate, ~t-1/2 to very close to the perfect mixing rate, ~t1/2~t-1
CitationLacasta, A.M [et al.]. Speeding chemical reactions by focusing. "Journal of chemical physics", 11 Abril 2013, vol. 138, núm. 14, p. 1-9.