Monday, July 2, 2007

third iteration of the C60 pump

The cnt rotor just won't stay together. I have circled where the paddles start to come off.

It is interesting that the paddles that deteriorate are not the ones in contact with the C60 molecule.

I still think the paddle wheel design is the right way to go, so in this spirit I am crafting the simplest and robust paddle I can think of. Now I am going with a bar-rotor:

This is not a final design, just showing the direction I am going in now.



Bleyddyn said...

Have you considered running the simulation without a C60 in the channel, just to see if the paddle survives that?

Tom said...

no, but its worth a shot. I'll run one tonight and let everyone know how it goes. Thanks!