Confinement changes the properties of fluids. Water, ionic liquids, alcohols, hydrogen and salty water are just examples of fluids for which the properties change dramatically under severe confinement. Carbon nanotubes have shown unique behavior in many of these aspects. And 2D materials or stacked multilayer membranes are now available for nanoconfinement with application of practical interest, such as desalination or proton transport for fuel cells. The special issue will include experimental and theoretical/simulation papers describing how the properties of fluids (equilibrium, dynamical, glass transition, chemical reactions, flows, etc.) are affected by the severe confinement at the nanoscale.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Fluids in carbon nanotubes
- Fluids in porous materials
- Transport properties under confinement
- Reactions in porous materials and catalysts
- Fluids inside and across 2D materials
- Bio-inspired nanopores and its applications
Narayana R. Aluru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lydéric Bocquet, École Normale Supérieure
Hideki Tanaka, Okayama University
Carlos Vega de las Heras, University Complutense of Madrid
Mark D. Ediger, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Angelos Michaelides, University College London
Francesco Sciortino, Sapienza University of Rome
Please note that papers will be published as normal when they are ready in a regular issue of the journal and will populate on a virtual collection page within a few days of publication. Inclusion in the collection will not cause delay in publication.