2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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The Interaction of Fluids and Bio-membranes with Polymeric and Carbon Nanomaterials

N. Quirke
Univeristy College Dublin, Imperial College London, IE

Keywords:
nanoflows, nanotoxicology, moleculasr dynamics

Abstract:
The way fluids flow into and fill nanopores is of interest to physicists, chemists, engineers and biologists. Nanoscale flow is dominated by surface properties and these can be studied directly using molecular simulation of model systems. Likewise the changes induced in biological sytems by nanomaterials are relevant both to drug delivery and to toxicological response. In previous work we have considered equilibrium, steady state and transient flow in carbon nanopores as well as their response to dispersion in aqueous solutions. Recently we have extended our work to polymer surfaces such as PDMS including the effect of oxidation on aqueous flows. As a prelude to systematic studies of nanotoxicology we have also modelled the effect of carbon bucky balls on monolayers of the lung surfactant DPC. In this lecture we review key results concerning flow in nanopores and membrane responses to nanomaterials from theory, simulation and experiment


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract