Nanoflow hydrodynamics

Jesper Schmidt Hansen, Peter Daivis, Billy Todd, Henrik Bruus, J. C. Dyre

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We show by nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations that the Navier-Stokes equation does not correctly describe water flow in a nanoscale geometry. It is argued that this failure reflects the fact that the coupling between the intrinsic rotational and translational degrees of freedom becomes important for nanoflows. The coupling is correctly accounted for by the extended Navier-Stokes equations that include the intrinsic angular momentum as an independent hydrodynamic degree of freedom.
TidsskriftPhysical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics)
Udgave nummer3
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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