Non-equilibrium studies of molecular flow through carbon nanotubes

James Cannon, Ortwin Hess

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes are likely to form an integral part of future nano-fluidic devices. In order to realise such devices, an understanding of the dynamics of molecular flow through nanotubes is crucial. We have conducted continuous-flow non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of argon and hydrogen flow through nanotubes, in order to decipher the fundamental driving forces behind the flow dynamics, upon which the motions of more complex molecules are based. We detail the fundamental mechanisms of flow in the nanoconfined space of a carbon nanotube, and demonstrate how this knowledge can be utilised to control the flow-rate and even convert from smooth to pulsed flow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2008
Pages953-957
Number of pages5
EditionPART A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2008 - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 25 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2008
NumberPART A

Other

Other6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2008
CountryGermany
CityDarmstadt
Period6/23/086/25/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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    Cannon, J., & Hess, O. (2008). Non-equilibrium studies of molecular flow through carbon nanotubes. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2008 (PART A ed., pp. 953-957). (Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM2008; No. PART A). https://doi.org/10.1115/ICNMM2008-62265