An All-Plastic Field-Effect Nanofluidic Diode Gated by a Conducting Polymer Layer

Authors
Perez Mitta, Gonzalo; Marmisollé, Waldemar Alejandro; Trautmann, Christina; Toimil Molares, María Eugenia; Azzaroni, Omar
Publication Year
2017
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The design of an all-plastic field-effect nanofluidic diode is proposed, which allows precise nanofluidic operations to be performed. The fabrication process involves the chemical synthesis of a conductive poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) layer over a previously fabricated solid-state nanopore. The conducting layer acts as gate electrode by changing its electrochemical state upon the application of different voltages, ultimately changing the surface charge of the nanopore. A PEDOT-based nanopore is able to discriminate the ionic species passing through it in a quantitative and qualitative manner, as PEDOT nanopores display three well-defined voltage-controlled transport regimes: cation-rectifying, non-rectifying, and anion rectifying regimes. This work illustrates the potential and versatility of PEDOT as a key enabler to achieve electrochemically addressable solid-state nanopores. The synergism arising from the combination of highly functional conducting polymers and the remarkable physical characteristics of asymmetric nanopores is believed to offer a promising framework to explore new design concepts in nanofluidic devices.
Fil: Perez Mitta, Gonzalo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas; Argentina
Fil: Marmisollé, Waldemar Alejandro. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas; Argentina
Fil: Trautmann, Christina. Gsi Helmholtz Centre For Heavy Ion Research; Alemania
Fil: Toimil Molares, María Eugenia. Gsi Helmholtz Centre For Heavy Ion Research; Alemania
Fil: Azzaroni, Omar. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas; Argentina
Subject
CONDUCTING POLYMERS
IONIC RECTIFIERS
NANOFLUIDIC DEVICES
PEDOT
SOLID-STATE NANOPORES
Otras Ciencias Químicas
Ciencias Químicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
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Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/63979