A pH-Gating Ionic Transport Nanodevice: Asymmetric Chemical Modification of Single Nanochannels



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Inspired by biological ion channels, the generation of artificial nanochannels has strong implications for the simulation of different processes of ionic transport as well as enhance the functionality of biological ion channels. Here, we show plasma asymmetric chemical modification approach to prepare the pH asymmetric gating nanochannel that can achieve pH control for both different ionic rectification and perfect gating function, simultaneously.