Physical, Theoretical & Computational

Recent Advances in Dynamics of Confined Liquids (#123)

As accessible experimental length scales become shorter, the modification of interfacial properties of water and other associated liquids due to nanopatterned surface topography, functionalization, or electric field, must come to grips with novel effects existing at the nanoscale. The goal of this symposium is to highlight recent advances in experimental, theoretical and computational modeling that are producing a wealth of new quantitative knowledge on the thermodynamic driving forces and kinetic factors pertinent to nanoconfined liquids. Planned focused session will aim at fostering dialogue and collaboration among experimentalists and theorists, bringing scientists together across different disciplines from academia, national laboratories and industry, identifying key questions in this emerging field of chemistry. Invited talks will illustrate advances in our understanding of the basic physical concepts, e. g. slip that eventually takes place at solid-liquid interface, hydrophobic/hydrophilic nature of the confinement, presence of gas bubbles, surface roughness, as well as applications to nanofluidics, fuel cells, electrokinetics, in order to make progress in the development of new approaches to energy conversion and storage.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015