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Confined Water: Structure, Dynamics, and Thermodynamics

Confined Water: Structure, Dynamics, and Thermodynamics
Prabal K. Maiti, Hemant Kumar, Sudip Chakraborty, Chandan Dasgupta
Understanding the properties of strongly confined water is important for a variety of applications such as fast flow and desalination devices, voltage generation, flow sensing, and nanofluidics. Confined water also plays an important role in many biological processes such as flow through ion channels. Water in the bulk exhibits many unusual properties that arise primarily from the presence of a network of hydrogen bonds. Strong confinement in structures such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) substantially modifies the structural, thermodynamic, and dynamic (both translational and orientational) properties of water by changing the structure of the hydrogen bond network. In this Account, we provide an overview of the behavior of water molecules confined inside CNTs and slit pores between graphene and graphene oxide (GO) sheets.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00617

DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00617

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