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Nature Nanotechnology 4, 713 - 720 (2009)
Published online: 8 November 2009 | doi:10.1038/nnano.2009.332

Subject Category: Nanofluidics

Principles and applications of nanofluidic transport

W. Sparreboom1, A. van den Berg1 & J. C. T. Eijkel1


The evolution from microfluidic to nanofluidic systems has been accompanied by the emergence of new fluid phenomena and the potential for new nanofluidic devices. This review provides an introduction to the theory of nanofluidic transport, focusing on the various forces that influence the movement of both solvents and solutes through nanochannels, and reviews the applications of nanofluidic devices in separation science and energy conversion.

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  1. BIOS/Lab on a Chip group, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.

Correspondence to: W. Sparreboom1 e-mail: w.sparreboom@utwente.nl



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