A Controllable Water Transfer Rate Across A Tandem Carbon Nanotube
Water permeation across a carbon nanotube is important in carbon-based nanodevices. Water transfer rate is closely related to the radius of a carbon nanotube. It is hard to change water transfer rate by interior methods once the radius of the entrance of a carbon nanotube is chosen. In this paper, water transfer across a tandem carbon nanotube with a separation is investigated by molecular dynamics simulations. We find that water transfer rate experiences two different transfer behaviors: an increasing behavior and a decreasing behavior by changing the separation length. The result is important in designing a controllable carbon-based nanodevice.