Fluids in Nanopores
Confinement changes the properties of fluids. Water, ionic liquids, alcohols, hydrogen and salty water are just examples of fluids for which the properties change dramatically under severe confinement. Carbon nanotubes have shown unique behavior in many of these aspects. And 2D materials or staked multilayer membranes are now available for nanoconfinement with application of practical interest, such as desalination or proton transport for fuel cells. The special issue will include experimental and theoretical/simulation papers describing how the properties of fluids (equilibrium, dynamical, glass transition, chemical reactions, flows, etc.) are affected by the severe confinement at the nanoscale.
Guest Editors: Narayana R. Aluru, Lydéric Bocquet and Hideki Tanaka with JCP Editors Carlos Vega, Mark Ediger, Angelos Michaelides, and Francesco Sciortino