Principles and applications of nanofluidic transport

Nat Nanotechnol. 2009 Nov;4(11):713-20. doi: 10.1038/nnano.2009.332.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't