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Nanopores

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). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2011.215

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