Paper Accepted: Molecular Information Delivery in Porous Media
The paper "Molecular Information Delivery in Porous Media" (link to arXiv version; here is the DOI) was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications. We perform the first study of using a porous material as a diffusive communication channel. With the help of statistical breakthrough curves, we compare the characteristics of communication in a porous channel with that of the more familiar free space diffusion channel. One key difference is that increasing the Peclet number in a porous channel can increase the size of the tail of the channel impulse response, whereas this would decrease the size of the channel impulse response tail in the free space case. This paper was co-authored with Yuting Fang (ANU, Australia), Weisi Guo (Warwick), Matteo Icardi (Nottingham), and Nan Yang (ANU, Australia).