Asymmetric multifunctional heterogeneous membranes for pH- and temperature-cooperative smart ion transport modulation

Zhen Zhang, Ganhua Xie, Kai Xiao, Xiang Yu Kong, Pei Li, Ye Tian, Liping Wen, Lei Jiang

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Asymmetric multifunctional heterogeneous membranes are demonstrated by combing a block copolymer polystyrene-block-poly (N,N-dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate) membrane with a track-etched porous poly(ethylene terephthalate) membrane. This hybrid membrane is capable of integrating pH- and temperature-cooperative high-performance ionic rectification, highly efficient cation gating, and excellent stability and controllability, which allows broad application in biosensing, energy conversion, and filtration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9613-9619
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • heterogeneous membranes
  • ion transport
  • multifunctionality
  • multistimulus-sensitive
  • nanofluidics

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