Controlling charge dynamics and flow in nanocapacitors

Project PI: Benjamin Rotenberg and Emmanuel Trizac

Organization: CNRS (PhD at Sorbonne Université in Paris, France)

Description: Nanocapacitors involving fluids confined at the nanoscale between electrodes provide new opportunities for sensing or energy production/storage applications, but also to manipulate fluids via electrokinetic couplings. Yet, a question that has been so far overlooked deals with optimizing the time dependence of the required externally applied voltages. The main thrust of this project is to fill this gap for the control of charge and flow in nanocapacitors, with inspiration from the emerging field of “shortcuts to adiabaticity”, using a combination of analytical theories and numerical simulations (molecular dynamics and mesoscopic lattice models).


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