Directional fluid transport in thin porous materials and its functional applications

Zhao, Yan, Wang, Hongxia, Zhou, Hua and Lin, Tong 2017, Directional fluid transport in thin porous materials and its functional applications, Small, vol. 13, no. 4, Special issue: Superwettability, pp. 1-22, doi: 10.1002/smll.201601070.

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Title Directional fluid transport in thin porous materials and its functional applications
Author(s) Zhao, Yan
Wang, HongxiaORCID iD for Wang, Hongxia
Zhou, HuaORCID iD for Zhou, Hua
Lin, TongORCID iD for Lin, Tong
Journal name Small
Volume number 13
Issue number 4
Season Special issue: Superwettability
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Publisher Wiley-VCH
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publication date 2017-01-25
ISSN 1613-6829
Keyword(s) Janus membranes
directional fluid transport
electrospun nanofiber membranes
gradient wettability
Summary Directional fluid motion driven by the surface property of solid substrate is highly desirable for manipulating microfluidic liquid and collecting water from humid air. Studies on such liquid motion have been confined to dense material surfaces such as flat panels and single filaments. Recently, directional fluid transport through the thickness of thin porous materials has been reported by several research groups. Their studies not only attract fundamental, experimental and theoretical interest but also open novel application opportunities. This review article summarizes research progress in directional fluid transport across thin porous materials. It focuses on the materials preparation, basic properties associated with directional fluid transport in thin porous media, and their application development. The porous substrates, type of transporting fluids, structure-property attributes, and possible directional fluid transport mechanism are discussed. A perspective for future development in this field is proposed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/smll.201601070
Field of Research 091205 Functional Materials
091012 Textile Technology
030603 Colloid and Surface Chemistry
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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