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Fundamental and Applied Science using Two Dimensional Angstrom-scale capillaries

Project description

Water’s hydrogen-bond structure under a new microscope

Water is the most abundant liquid on Earth. Essential for life, it is part of nearly every single biological, geological and chemical process. The structure and dynamics of the hydrogen-bonding network in water remains under study. The EU-funded AngstroCAP project will develop new capillary devices to investigate the structure and dynamics of water. These devices are in a lab-on-a-chip type configuration with angstrom-scale channels and atomically smooth walls. The project will assemble capillaries of a few microns in length, by sandwiching two blocks of layered crystals, separated by an atomically thin 2D-crystal spacer. Inside these channels, researchers will image water condensation along with simultaneous structure analysis by spectroscopy under in-situ (temperature, pressure) environments.

Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Net EU contribution
€ 1 619 466,00
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 619 466,00
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

See on map

Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00