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Synthetic cation-selective nanotube: Permeant cations chaperoned by anions

Hilder, Tamsyn A.; Gordon, Dan; Chung, Shin-Ho


The ability to design ion-selective, synthetic nanotubes which mimic biological ion channels may have significant implications for the future treatment of bacteria, diseases, and as ultrasensitive biosensors. We present the design of a synthetic nanotube made from carbon atoms that selectively allows monovalent cations to move across and rejects all anions. The cation-selective nanotube mimics some of the salient properties of biological ion channels. Before practical nanodevices are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Chemical Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.3524310


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