Nanoscale Editor reports artificial potassium ion channel

artificial ion channel imageNanoscale‘s newest Associate Editor Professor Xiao Cheng Zeng and collaborators in the US and China have reported a novel nanopore which has similar selective ion transport properties as the potassium ion channels found in nature. The work reported in Nature Communications could have potential applications in desalination technology or drug delivery.

Also check our Professor Zeng’s recent Nanoscale articles:

Investigating the structural evolution of thiolate protected gold clusters from first-principles
Yong Pei and Xiao Cheng Zeng
Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 4054-4072
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30685A

Edge-decorated graphene nanoribbons by scandium as hydrogen storage media
Menghao Wu, Yi Gao, Zhenyu Zhang and Xiao Cheng Zeng
Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 915-920
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11257D

Mn monolayer modified Rh for syngas-to-ethanol conversion: a first-principles study
Fengyu Li, De-en Jiang, Xiao Cheng Zeng and Zhongfang Chen
, 2012, 4, 1123-1129
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11121C

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