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dc.contributor.authorMurad, Sohail
dc.contributor.authorPuri, Ishwar K.
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-01T03:33:48Z
dc.date.available2011-03-01T03:33:48Z
dc.date.issued2010-09-13
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMurad, S. & Puri, I. K. 2010. Anomalous flow behavior in closed and open thin walled nanochannels. Physics Letters A, 374(41): 4242-4246. DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2010.08.043en
dc.identifier.issn0375-9601
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2010.08.043
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/7361
dc.descriptionPost print version of article may differ from published version. The definitive version is available through Elsevier at DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2010.08.043en
dc.description.abstractMolecular dynamics simulations have been carried out to examine water flow in symmetric and asymmetric open and closed ends nanochannels with hydrophilic surfaces. The results are counterintuitive and the opposite of what is observed in macro-systems--closed channels fill faster with fluid than do their open counterparts. In addition, hybrid closed-open asymmetric channels fill up even faster. These results can be explained on the basis of the fluid-structure interaction that arises through the different vibrational behaviors of the surface molecules that are part of the wall forming these channels. Such effects are not expected to be of significance in macro-channels, and point to an important case where macro and nano-channels exhibit contrary behavior. Since these effects results from strong interactions between the fluid molecules and solid surface, one would not expect them with hydrophobic walls, and our simulations confirm such behavior.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectwateren
dc.subjectmembranesen
dc.subjectsimulationen
dc.subjecttransporten
dc.titleAnomalous flow behavior in closed and open thin walled nanochannelsen
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