Thermal bubble nucleation in nanochannels: Simulations and strategies for nanobubble nucleation and sensing

Manoj Sridhar, Dongyan Xu, Anthony B. Hmelo, Deyu Li, Leonard C. Feldman

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Progress in the state of the art of nanofabrication now allows devices that may enable the experimental sensing of bubble nucleation in nanochannels, and the direct measurement of the bubble nucleation rate in nanoconflned water and other fluids. In this paper we report on two aspects in achieving this goal: 1) new molecular dynamics simulations of nanobubble formation in nanoconflned argon and water model systems and 2) an ultrasensitive nanofluidic device architecture potentially able to detect individual nanobubble nucleation events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Nov 20 2009
Event2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2008Dec 2 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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