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Transport in Narrow Channels

Organized by Paolo Malgaretti et Julian Talbot at IES Cargese from Monday April 20th to Friday April 24th

Physicists, chemists, biologists and material scientists often deal with systems whose dynamics is controlled by transport across narrow channels. For example, in biology neuronal signaling is controlled by the sodium potassium ionic pumps, mRNA is transported across the nuclear membrane by specific pores, plant transpiration occurs via confined hydrogels. At larger length scales, red blood cells, among other structures, are transported in veins and arteries. On the synthetic side, the rapid development of micro- and nano-fluidic based technologies like nano-membranes for water filtration, transistors, nano- chemical reactors call for a better understanding of transport across narrow channels and pores. Interestingly, the community studying transport in narrow channels is scattered among different fields and, as a result, has not yet been recognized. A first attempt to draw attention to this emerging community is represented by a special issue of the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, entitled "Transport in Narrow Channels" (co-edited by us). We believe that it would be timely to exploit the momentum generated by this special issue by organizing a workshop on the same topic that would bring together, for the first time, the emergent community. Indeed, assembling the prominent opinion makers in this field will set the basis for identifying common problems, sharing approaches, and setting out a road map to their solution, developing a common language along with a common properly tailored tool box capable to provide help in seeking their solutions. Clearly, in order to fulfill these tasks bringing together scientists with diverse backgrounds and different approaches that typically are scattered among diverse community is essential. We invited and welcome contributed speakers whose scientific interests include:

  • Ionic liquids in narrow pores
  • Translocation of polymers in pores
  • Active micro-rheology and active transport in narrow channels
  • Transport across biological channels and pores
  • Transport in narrow micro-fluidics channel

More information on https://sites.google.com/view/transportinnarrowchannels/home?authuser=0


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DONZELLA DOMINIQUE | Mise à jour le 19/03/2020

Du lundi 20 avril 2020 à 08h30 au vendredi 24 avril 2020 à 18h00

Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques, Cargèse, Cargèse