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Big range of behaviors for tiny graphene pores

October 13, 2015

Like biological channels, graphene pores are selective for certain types of ions.

Researchers created pores in a graphene sheet (in purple) and then placed it over a layer of silicon nitride (in blue) that had been punctured by an ion beam. This allows specific hydrated ions, which are surrounded by a shell of water molecules, to pass through. Image: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT.

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