Single-file transport of water molecules through a carbon nanotube.

  title={Single-file transport of water molecules through a carbon nanotube.},
  author={Alexander M. Berezhkovskii and Gerhard Hummer},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={89 6},
Recent molecular dynamics simulations of water transport through the interior channel of a carbon nanotube in contact with an aqueous reservoir showed that conduction occurred in bursts with collective water motion. A continuous-time random-walk model is used to describe concerted transport through channels densely filled with molecules in a single-file arrangement, as also found in zeolites, as well as ion channels and aquaporins in biological membranes. Theoretical predictions for different… CONTINUE READING