Controlling water transport in carbon nanotubes
Date of Issue2016
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute
Water transport inside carbon nanotubes (CNTs) shows a wealth of unique nanofluidic phenomena, which can be exploited as solutions for many global challenges. However, translating this potential into practical applications remains questionable to date. Recently, a work by Secchi and coworkers provides confirmatory evidence of radius-dependent water slippage inside an individual CNT. This article therefore puts into perspective two key takeaways, namely, nanoconfinement and electronic structures of CNT, as promising approaches to control ultrafast water transport inside CNTs.
© 2016 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Nano Today, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nantod.2016.12.015].