28 June 2021 to 1 July 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Response of nanoporous media to humidity

1 Jul 2021, 13:30
1h 30m


Lecture (2x45min)


Olivier Vincent (CNRS)


I will present a variety of responses associated with humidity changes in nanoporous media or micro/nano composites, which we investigated using artificial systems. These phenomena include capillary flows (imbibition, drying), osmotic flows, nucleation (cavitation, precipitation) and self-organized evaporation patterns. Through these examples, I will discuss how the interplay of thermodynamics and transport can result in interesting dynamics that can be triggered using external humidity as a control parameter.

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