Flow enhancement in nanotubes of different materials and lengths

Konstantinos Ritos, Davide Mattia, Francesco Calabrò, Jason M. Reese

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The high water flow rates observed in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have previously been attributed to the unfavorable energetic interaction between the liquid and the graphitic walls of the CNTs. This paper reports molecular dynamics simulations of water flow in carbon, boron nitride, and silicon carbide nanotubes that show the effect of the solid-liquid interactions on the fluid flow. Alongside an analytical model, these results show that the flow enhancement depends on the tube's geometric characteristics and the solid-liquid interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014702
Pages (from-to)1 - 6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number1
Early online date2 Jan 2014
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2014


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