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Water flow at the flip of a switch

Artificial nanopores with hydrophobic surface patches can be reversibly filled with water by applying electric fields.

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Figure 1: Wetting and dewetting in hydrophobic nanopores.


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Rant, U. Water flow at the flip of a switch. Nature Nanotech 6, 759–760 (2011).

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