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Bio-inspired Asymmetric Design and Building of Biomimetic Smart Single Nanochannels

  • Xu Hou

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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Introduction

In this thesis, the author introduces various bio-inspired smart nanochannel systems. A strategy for design and preparation of novel artificial responsive symmetric/asymmetric single nanochannel systems under various symmetric/asymmetric stimuli is presented for the first time. The author’s research work utilizes ion track etching polymer nanochannels with different shapes as examples to demonstrate the feasibility of the design strategy for building novel artificial functional nanochannels using various symmetric/asymmetric physicochemical modifications. The development of these nanochannels and their potential applications is a burgeoning new area of research, and a number of exciting breakthroughs may be anticipated in the near future from the concepts and results reported in this thesis. Research into artificial functional nanochannels continues to drive new developments of various real-world applications, such as biosensors, energy conversion systems and nanofluidic devices. The work in this thesis has led to more than 15 publications in high-profile journals.

Keywords

Biomimetic Smart Nanochannels Biomimetic Smart Nanopores Ion Transport Ionic Rectification Nanofluidics Physicochemistry Modification Symmetric/Asymmetric Stimuli

Authors and affiliations

  • Xu Hou
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering, Wyss Institute for Biologically InspiredWyss Institute for Biologically InspiredCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38050-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38049-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38050-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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