Dynamics of the Capillary Rise in Nanocylinders

  title={Dynamics of the Capillary Rise in Nanocylinders},
  author={Lev D Gelb and Alicia C. Hopkins},
Molecular dynamics simulations are used to investigate the dynamics of fluid flow into empty cylindrical pores with diameters between 1.5 and 5 nm. Model system parameters are chosen to represent xenon in silica pores. The principal data collected are the amount of fluid in the cylinders and the density profile of the fluid. The effects of both pore diameter and fluid temperature are considered. The temperature is found to have little effect on the penetration of the fluid into the pore until… CONTINUE READING