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Title: Transport properties and structure of fluids in hydrophobic/hydrophilic nanochannels
Authors: Sofos, F
Karakasidis, TE
Giannakopoulos, AE
Liakopoulos, A
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Nano flows;Diffusion coefficient;Shear viscosity;Wettability;Radial distribution function
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 30
Abstract: When downsizing towards the nanoscale, system dimensions have been found to affect channel flows mainly because of the presence of the walls that interact strongly with fluid particles. Parameters which are not taken into account at the classical theory continuum theory at the macroscale, should be taken into account at the nano or even micro-scale where the surface to volume ratio increases significantly. Such property is the wall/fluid interaction which determines the wetting (hydrophilic behavior) or not (hydrophobic behavior) of a surface. We first investigate the effect of wall/fluid interaction on fluid atom distribution near the wall through the radial distribution function and, next, we calculate the three most important fluid transport properties, i.e., the diffusion coefficient, shear viscosity and thermal conductivity. Transport properties seem to be affected significantly in the channel region adjacent to the wall.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
ISBN: 978-1-908549-16-7
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