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Nanofluidics for Giant Power Harvesting


  • We acknowledge support from the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF-RF2009-04 and CREATE Programme of Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management).


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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.