Nano- and micro- fluidics and porous media (Callaghan, Hendy, Williams (B))

These methods will be combined with rapid micro-imaging based on rapid scan echo planar techniques, in order to investigate spatial heterogeneity. Additionally, combined spin-relaxation and gradient diffusion methods will be developed to investigate molecular dynamics using multi-dimensional NMR based on novel inverse Fourier and inverse Laplace methods.  Flow in nanochannels is also being studied using our theoretical and computational expertise. This has relevance far beyond flows in porous materials of reduced dimensions. Indeed, understanding how to manipulate the transport of large molecules under nanofluidic conditions has the potential to revolutionize the way in which molecular biology is done.