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Multipore membranes with nanofluidic diodes allowing multifunctional rectification and logical responses

  • Author(s): Cervera, J
  • Ramirez, P
  • Gomez, V
  • Nasir, S
  • Ali, M
  • Ensinger, W
  • Stroeve, P
  • Mafe, S
  • et al.

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https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4954764
Abstract

© 2016 Author(s). We have arranged two multipore membranes with conical nanopores in a three-compartment electrochemical cell. The membranes act as tunable nanofluidic diodes whose functionality is entirely based on the pH-reversed ion current rectification and does not require specific surface functionalizations. This electrochemical arrangement can display different electrical behaviors (quasi-linear ohmic response and inward/outward rectifications) as a function of the electrolyte concentration in the external solutions and the applied voltage at the pore tips. The multifunctional response permits to implement different logical responses including NOR and INHIBIT functions.

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