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Discussion of “Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics and Energy Conversion” (Chen, X., Xu, B., and Liu, L., 2014, ASME Appl. Mech. Rev., 66(5), p. 050803)

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Jan Eijkel

MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology,
Twente University,
Enschede, The Netherlands

Manuscript received February 28, 2014; final manuscript received May 8, 2014; published online May 29, 2014. Editor: Harry Dankowicz.

Appl. Mech. Rev 66(5), 055501 (May 29, 2014) (5 pages) Paper No: AMR-14-1026; doi: 10.1115/1.4027648 History: Received February 28, 2014; Revised May 08, 2014

The authors of the paper “Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics and Energy Conversion” have presented an overview of recent applications of nanofluidic phenomena for energy conversion and storage. The discussion given here aims to place this paper in a broader context of literature and theory.

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Fig. 1

Classical disciplines related to nanofluidics and some of the relevant subjects studied therein. Reprinted with permission from Eijkel, J. C. T., and van den Berg, A., 2005, “Nanofluidics: What is it and What can we Expect From it?” Microfluid. Nanofluid., 1, pp. 249–267. Copyright 2005 Springer.

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Fig. 2

Some different forms of energy, and the efficiency of the most efficient conversion methods between them (indicated by the width of the arrows). The bracketed numbers in red indicate the sections of the paper of Chen et al. [1].

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