Lately the team has predicted a new quantum contribution to the solid-liquid friction force, that results from the coupling of water charge fluctuations to the electronic excitations within the solid. Eventually this new theory has rationalized the experimental observation of radius-dependent water slippage in carbon nanotube. More importantly this unravels a paradigm change for nanoscale hydrodynamics that the team is now exploring within an european projet “ERC Synergy n-aqua” shared with
Mainz and Cambridge teams.
Pascual, Chapuis et al., <strong> Energy & Environmental Science </strong> (2023)
Waste heat recovery using thermally responsive ionic liquids through TiO2 nanopore and macroscopic membranes
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