Fluid transport through nano- and mesoporous solid-state membranes

gas flow through nanopores


Relevant Publications:

Hydraulic Transport across Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Nanopores: Experiments with Water and n-Hexane [pdf]
Simon Gruener, Dirk Wallacher, Stefanie Greulich, Mark Busch, and Patrick Huber
Physical Review E 93, 013102 (2016).

Capillary rise dynamics of liquid hydrocarbons in mesoporous silica: Nano-rheology and determination of pore size distributions from the shape of imbibition fronts
Simon Gruener, Helen E. Hermes, Burkhard Schillinger, Stefan U. Egelhaaf, and Patrick Huber
Colloids and Surfaces A 496, 13 (2016).


Soft matter in hard confinement: phase transition thermodynamics, structure, texture, diffusion and flow in nanoporous media
Patrick Huber
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 27, 103102 (2015).

Switchable Imbibition in Nanoporous Gold
Yahui Xue, Jürgen Markmann, Huiling Duan, Jörg Weissmüller, Patrick Huber
Nature Communications 5, 4237 (2014).

Anomalous front broadening during spontaneous imbibition in a matrix with elongated pores [pdf]
Simon Gruener, Zeinab Sadjadi, Helen E. Hermes, Andriy V. Kityk, Klaus Knorr, Stefan U. Egelhaaf, Heiko Rieger, and Patrick Huber
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 26, 10245 (2012).

Imbibition in mesoporous silica: Rheological concepts and experiments on water and a liquid crystal
Simon Grüner and Patrick Huber
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 23, 184109 (2011).

Evidence of a Sticky Boundary Layer in Nanochannels: A Neutron Spin Echo Study of n-Hexatriacontane and Poly(ethylene oxide) Confined in Porous Silicon
André Kusmin, Simon Gruener, Anke Henschel, Nicolas de Souza, Jürgen Allgaier, Dieter Richter, and Patrick Huber
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 1, 3116 (2010).

Spontaneous Imbibition Dynamics of an n-Alkane in Nanopores: Evidence of Meniscus Freezing and Monolayer Sticking [pdf]
Simon Grüner and Patrick Huber
Physical Review Letters 103, 174501 (2009).

Capillary Rise of Water in Hydrophilic Nanopores [pdf]
Simon Grüner, Tommy Hofmann, Dirk Wallacher, Andriy Kityk and Patrick Huber
Physical Review E 79, 067301 (2009).

Knudsen Diffusion in Silicon Nanochannels
Simon Grüner and Patrick Huber
Physical Review Letters 100, 064502 (2008).

Condensed Matter in Spatially Confined Geometries: From the structural-thermodynamical state to hydrodynamic transport phenomena
Patrick Huber
Habilitation Thesis, Saarland University (2007).