National Physical Laboratory

Nanofluidics: a study in choreography

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Recorded: 20 October 2011

Speakers: Vlad Sokhan, NPL

Related: Nanomaterials

Nanofluidics: a study in choreography

Micro- and nanofluidics is a rapidly developing field with enormous potential for developing revolutionary applications in biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceutical, efficient energy use, defence, and agriculture.

It is based on application of the laws of fluid mechanics, chemistry, surface science and biology to describe and manipulate the motion of nanoscale volumes of fluid through nano-sized channels of microelectromechanical devices.

But, can we always extend the macroscopic concepts to the atomic scale? In this talk some examples where Navier-Stokes hydrodynamics breaks down will be described and new atomistic transport phenomena will be presented and discussed.

Last Updated: 25 May 2012
Created: 27 Oct 2011