Simulating the fast transport of water through carbon nanotubes

William Nicholls, Matthew Karl Borg, Jason Reese

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Non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations are performed to investigate water transport through (7,7) CNTs and to examine how changing the CNT length
affects the flow dynamics. We show that fluid flow rates are well in advance of continuum expectations and that this flow enhancement increases with increasing CNT length. This enhancement is related to the internal fluid structure. Water molecules form a tightly packed cylindrical shell inside (7,7) CNTs, with densities nearly 3.5 times that of the water reservoir.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2011
Event14th NSTL Nanotech Conference - Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Duration: 13 Jun 201116 Jun 2011


Conference14th NSTL Nanotech Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, Massachusetts


  • carbon nanotubes
  • molecular dynamics
  • water flow

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