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Nature. 2005 Nov 3;438(7064):44.

Nanoscale hydrodynamics: enhanced flow in carbon nanotubes.

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  • 1Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506, USA.

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  • Nature. 2005 Dec 15;438(7070):930.

Abstract

Nanoscale structures that could mimic the selective transport and extraordinarily fast flow possible in biological cellular channels would have a wide range of potential applications. Here we show that liquid flow through a membrane composed of an array of aligned carbon nanotubes is four to five orders of magnitude faster than would be predicted from conventional fluid-flow theory. This high fluid velocity results from an almost frictionless interface at the carbon-nanotube wall.

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