chapter  12
Modeling Selective Transport and Desalination in Nanotubes
ByMichael Thomas, Ben Corry, Shin-Ho Chung, Tamsyn A. Hilder
Pages 28

At rst, it would seem that nanotubes would make unlikely candidates for improving water permeation through membranes. e hydrophobic interior of a carbon nanotube seems a forbidding place for water molecules. Yet, it is this hydrophobic surface that imparts remarkable transport properties onto nanotubes.