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Bioinspired Smart Gating of Nanochannels Toward Photoelectric-Conversion Systems

Authors

  • Liping Wen,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Center for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China)
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  • Xu Hou,

    1. National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China)
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  • Ye Tian,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Center for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China)
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  • Fu-Qiang Nie,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Center for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China)
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  • Yanlin Song,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Center for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China)
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  • Jin Zhai,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191 (P. R. China)
    • Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191 (P. R. China)
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  • Lei Jiang

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Center for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China)
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Center for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China)
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Abstract

Learning from nature has inspired the creation of intelligent materials to better understand and imitate biology. Recent studies on bioinspired responsive surfaces that can switch between different states are shown, which open up new avenues for the development of smart materials in two dimensions. Based on this strategy, biomimetic nanochannel systems have been produced by introducing responsive molecules, which closely mimic the gating mechanism of biological nanochannels and show potential applications in many fields such as photoelectric-conversion systems demonstrated in this paper.

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