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University of Texas at Austin

Desalination Microchannel

Caption: The left panel shows the salt (which is tagged with a fluorescent tracer) flowing upward after a voltage is applied by an electrode (the dark rectangle) jutting into the channel at just the point where it branches. In the right panel no voltage is being applied.

Credit: Courtesy Kyle Knust

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