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Nanofluidics coming of age

This is a turning point for nanofluidics. Recent progress allows envisioning both fundamental discoveries for the transport of fluids at the ultimate scales, and disruptive technologies for the water–energy nexus.

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Bocquet, L. Nanofluidics coming of age. Nat. Mater. 19, 254–256 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-0625-8

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