Dynamics of Confinement

Researchers use simulations to study how confinement affects water and other liquids.
Researchers use simulations to study how confinement affects water and other liquids.

Snapshot of the cross-section of an approximately cylindrical silica (SiO2) pore of 4 nanometer diameter, filled with water (H2O). Yellow spheres represent Si atoms, red spheres O atoms and white spheres H atoms. The image was generated from a molecular dynamics simulation trajectory. For further details, see A.A. Milischuk and B.M. Ladanyi, J. Chem. Phys. 135 174709 (2011).

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Gray arrow  How does confinement affect the structure and dynamics of water and other liquids?

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