Bakajin: What we found is that both gas and water go through carbon nanotubes faster than classical physicists predict. This scientific discovery allows us to think about making very permeable filters with very small pore sizes.
Narrator: The big application is the development of desalination of water.
Bakajin: What we would like to do is develop it for both industrial and humanitarian purposes. So that hopefully coming up with a cheaper way to clean up the water, that could have an impact in a lot of places in the world and we're hoping to also work with some foundations to bring that technology to people who need it.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.