We acknowledge support from the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF-RF2009-04 and CREATE Programme of Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management).
Nanofluidics for Giant Power Harvesting†
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 30, pages 7640–7641, July 22, 2013
How to Cite
Zhang, L. and Chen, X. (2013), Nanofluidics for Giant Power Harvesting . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 7640–7641. doi: 10.1002/anie.201302707
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 2 APR 2013
- Singapore National Research Foundation. Grant Number: NRF-RF2009-04
- osmotic power;
- salinity gradient
Nanochannels for power generation: The confinement of fluid motion in a single boron nitride nanotube can provide an efficient means of power harvesting owing to the osmotically driven streaming current under a salt concentration difference (see picture). Devices based on this principle may open a new avenue in the exploration for new sources of renewable energy.