Thermophoretic motion of water nanodroplets confined inside carbon nanotubes.

@article{Zambrano2009ThermophoreticMO,
  title={Thermophoretic motion of water nanodroplets confined inside carbon nanotubes.},
  author={Harvey A Zambrano and Jens H. Walther and Petros Koumoutsakos and Ivo F. Sbalzarini},
  journal={Nano letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={66-71}
}
We study the thermophoretic motion of water nanodroplets confined inside carbon nanotubes using molecular dynamics simulations. We find that the nanodroplets move in the direction opposite the imposed thermal gradient with a terminal velocity that is linearly proportional to the gradient. The translational motion is associated with a solid body rotation of the water nanodroplet coinciding with the helical symmetry of the carbon nanotube. The thermal diffusion displays a weak dependence on the… CONTINUE READING
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