Water transport through nanoporous materials: Porous silicon and single walled carbon nanotubes

Cameron Shearer, Leonora Velleman, Fernando Acosta, Amanda Ellis, Nicolas Voelcker, Davide Mattia, Joseph Shapter

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Abstract

We report upon the pressure driven water transport through porous silicon (pSi) and single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) membranes. Fabrication of the membranes was monitored by AFM and SEM. Water permeability as high as 16926 mm3 cm2 s1 atm1 is found for the pSi membrane. The SWCNT membrane is built upon the pSi membrane and a water permeability of 0.02 mm3 cm2 s1 atm1 is achieved. Performance comparisons to similar CNT membranes are made and future improvements to the system are proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICONN 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages196-199
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-5262-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5261-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Event2010 3rd International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ICONN 2010, February 22, 2010 - February 26, 2010 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 1 Feb 2010 → …

Conference

Conference2010 3rd International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ICONN 2010, February 22, 2010 - February 26, 2010
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period1/02/10 → …

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Shearer, C., Velleman, L., Acosta, F., Ellis, A., Voelcker, N., Mattia, D., & Shapter, J. (2010). Water transport through nanoporous materials: Porous silicon and single walled carbon nanotubes. In ICONN 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (pp. 196-199). [6045248] Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/iconn.2010.6045248