Light-regulated ion transport through artificial ion channels based on TiO2 nanotubular arrays

Qianqian Zhang, Zhaoyue Liu, Xu Hou, Xia Fan, Jin Zhai, Lei Jiang

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Light-responsive artificial ion channels are created using self-organized TiO 2 nanotubular arrays, whose ion transport properties can be regulated by external ultraviolet light. The formation of electrostatic traps within TiO 2 nanotubes by UV light contributes to the light-regulated ion transport.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5901-5903
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

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