Mechanochemical Pumping as an Adjunct to Diffusion in Oxygen Transport

  • H. G. Clark
  • W. D. Smith
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 191)


The interconversion of mechanical and chemical energy has been recognized for many years. Some examples of conversion of mechanical energy to chemical energy are the decrease in molecular weight of rubber due to milling (1) and the initiation of styrene polymerization by fracturing sodium chloride crystals. Muscle contraction is an example of transformation of chemical to mechanical energy.


Shear Zone Oxygen Tension Oxygen Transport Couette Flow Styrene Polymerization 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Clark
    • 1
  • W. D. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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