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Optimizing Energy Transduction of Fluctuating Signals with Nanofluidic Diodes and Load Capacitors

Ramirez, Patricio and Cervera, Javier and Gomez, Vicente and Ali, Mubarak and Nasir, Saima and Ensinger, Wolfgang and Mafe, Salvador :
Optimizing Energy Transduction of Fluctuating Signals with Nanofluidic Diodes and Load Capacitors.
[Online-Edition: https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201702252]
In: Small p. 1702252. ISSN 16136810
[Article] , (2017) (In Press)

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201702252

Abstract

The design and experimental implementation of hybrid circuits is considered allowing charge transfer and energy conversion between nanofluidic diodes in aqueous ionic solutions and conventional electronic elements such as capacitors. The fundamental concepts involved are reviewed for the case of fluctuating zero-average external potentials acting on single pore and multipore membranes. This problem is relevant to electrochemical energy conversion and storage, the stimulus-response characteristics of nanosensors and actuators, and the estimation of the accumulative effects caused by external signals on biological ion channels. Half-wave and full-wave voltage doublers and quadruplers can scale up the transduction between ionic and electronic signals. The network designs discussed here should be useful to convert the weak signals characteristic of the micro and nanoscale into robust electronic responses by interconnecting iontronics and electronic elements.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2017
Creators: Ramirez, Patricio and Cervera, Javier and Gomez, Vicente and Ali, Mubarak and Nasir, Saima and Ensinger, Wolfgang and Mafe, Salvador
Title: Optimizing Energy Transduction of Fluctuating Signals with Nanofluidic Diodes and Load Capacitors
Language: English
Abstract:

The design and experimental implementation of hybrid circuits is considered allowing charge transfer and energy conversion between nanofluidic diodes in aqueous ionic solutions and conventional electronic elements such as capacitors. The fundamental concepts involved are reviewed for the case of fluctuating zero-average external potentials acting on single pore and multipore membranes. This problem is relevant to electrochemical energy conversion and storage, the stimulus-response characteristics of nanosensors and actuators, and the estimation of the accumulative effects caused by external signals on biological ion channels. Half-wave and full-wave voltage doublers and quadruplers can scale up the transduction between ionic and electronic signals. The network designs discussed here should be useful to convert the weak signals characteristic of the micro and nanoscale into robust electronic responses by interconnecting iontronics and electronic elements.

Journal or Publication Title: Small
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science > Material Analytics
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2017 12:14
DOI: 10.1002/smll.201702252
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201702252
Funders: Funded by Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain. Grant Number: MAT2015-65011-P, Funded by FEDER, Funded by Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts, Germany
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