Time-dependent Gas-liquid Interaction in Molecular-sized Nanopores

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

Different from a bulk phase, a gas nanophase can have a significant effect on liquid motion. Herein we report a series of experimental results on molecular behaviors of water in a zeolite β of molecular-sized nanopores. If sufficient time is provided, the confined water molecules can be “locked” inside a nanopore; otherwise, gas nanophase provides a driving force for water “outflow”. This is due to the difficult molecular site exchanges and the relatively slow gas-liquid diffusion in the nanoenvironment. Depending on the loading rate, the zeolite β/water system may exhibit either liquid-spring or energy-absorber characteristics.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number06547
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalScientific Reports
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2014

Keywords

  • Applied physics, Chemical physics, Mechanical engineering, Nanoscience and technology