Nicholls, William and Borg, Matthew Karl and Reese, Jason (2011) Simulating the fast transport of water through carbon nanotubes. In: 14th NSTL Nanotech Conference, 2011-06-13 - 2011-06-16, Boston, Massachusetts.
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Non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations are performed to investigate water transport through (7,7) CNTs and to examine how changing the CNT length affects the flow dynamics. We show that fluid flow rates are well in advance of continuum expectations and that this flow enhancement increases with increasing CNT length. This enhancement is related to the internal fluid structure. Water molecules form a tightly packed cylindrical shell inside (7,7) CNTs, with densities nearly 3.5 times that of the water reservoir.
|Item type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||carbon nanotubes, molecular dynamics, water flow, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Solid state physics. Nanoscience|
|Subjects:||Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery|
Science > Physics > Solid state physics. Nanoscience
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||20 Dec 2011 14:32|
|Last modified:||11 Dec 2012 17:13|
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