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Ionic rectification by electrostatically actuated tethers on single walled carbon nanotube membranes

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Abstract

Large electrostatically actuating charged tethers (∼2.5 nm) at the tip entrances of single walled carbon nanotubes (i.d. ∼ 1.5 nm) can dramatically enhance ionic gating at the CNT core entrance. Significant rectification of small ions at physiological ionic strengths is observed and this system closely mimics the function of protein channels.

Graphical abstract: Ionic rectification by electrostatically actuated tethers on single walled carbon nanotube membranes

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The article was received on 09 May 2012, accepted on 21 Jun 2012 and first published on 22 Jun 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC33355D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 7979-7981
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    Ionic rectification by electrostatically actuated tethers on single walled carbon nanotube membranes

    J. Wu, X. Zhan and B. J. Hinds, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 7979
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC33355D

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