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Chemically Modified Nanopores and Nanochannels - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323401821, 9780323413626

Chemically Modified Nanopores and Nanochannels

1st Edition

Editors: Mario Tagliazucchi Igal Szleifer
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323401821
eBook ISBN: 9780323413626
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st August 2016
Page Count: 226
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Chemically Modified Nanopores and Nanochannels is devoted to chemically modified nanopores and nanochannels, and covers the fundamentals of transport in chemically modified systems, an account of the different preparation and characterization techniques of chemically modified nanopores, their applications, and case studies.

The book is designed for materials and biomaterials scientists, biomedical engineers, chemists, and chemical engineers who are interested in designing and utilizing processes to synthesize, modify, characterize, use, and model nanopores. The strong chemical focus of the book differentiates it from other books published on nanopores, which traditionally focus either on physics, biophysics, and nanofabrication (solid-state nanopores) or biophysics and biology (biological ion channels and pores).

Key Features

  • Explains how the chemical modification of nanopores and nanochannels can be used in filtration, membranes, and sensing
  • Provides advanced coverage of novel synthetic applications
  • Focuses on the latest developments in nanopore and nanochannel engineering
  • Presents an account of the different preparation and characterization techniques of chemically modified nanopores, their applications, and case studies


Materials and Biomaterials scientists, Biomedical Engineers, Chemists, and Chemical Engineers in academia and industry interested in making, modifying and using chemically modified nanopores and nanochannels for applications in filtration, membranes and sensing

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
  • About the Editors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction to Chemically Modified Nanochannels and Nanopores
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Types of Channels and Pores
    • 1.2 Chemical Modification
    • 1.3 Transport Experiments
    • References
  • 2. Theoretical Basis for Structure and Transport in Nanopores and Nanochannels
    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Fundamental Concepts of Thermodynamics and Transport
    • 2.2 Solution of Transport Equations
    • Appendix I Calculation of the Conductance of a Nanopore by Finite Elements
    • Appendix II Symbols Used in This Chapter
    • References
  • 3. Single Ion Track-Etched Nanochannels for Analytical Applications
    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Resistive Pulse Sensing
    • 3.3 Sensing via Current–Voltage Characteristics (or IV Characteristics for Sensing)
    • 3.4 Conclusions and Outlook
    • References
  • 4. Biomimetic Smart Nanopores and Nanochannels
    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Biological Nanopores
    • 4.2 Biomimetic Smart Nanopores
    • 4.3 Conclusions and Outlook
    • References
  • 5. Chemically Modified Nanopores in Colloidal Crystals
    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Colloidal Crystals as Nanoporous Materials
    • 5.2 Preparation of Colloidal Nanoporous Materials
    • 5.3 Aminated Colloidal Nanopores
    • 5.4 Sulfonated Colloidal Nanopores
    • 5.5 Spiropyran-Modified Colloidal Nanopores
    • 5.6 Colloidal Nanopores Modified With Chiral Moieties
    • 5.7 Calixarene-Modified Colloidal Nanopores
    • 5.8 Polymer Brush-Modified Colloidal Nanopores
    • 5.9 Aptamer-Modified Colloidal Nanopores
    • 5.10 Summary
    • References
  • 6. Advanced Modeling of Ion Transport in Polymer and Polyelectrolyte-Modified Nanochannels and Nanopores
    • Abstract
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Formulation of the Molecular Theory
    • 6.3 Structure of Nanopores and Nanochannels Modified by Polymers and Polyelectrolytes
    • 6.4 Conductance of Polyelectrolyte-Modified Nanopores and Nanochannels
    • 6.5 Protein Binding into Nanochannels and Applications in Biosensing
    • 6.6 Conclusions and Outlook
    • Appendix I Symbols Used in This Chapter
    • References
  • Index


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About the Editors

Mario Tagliazucchi

Mario Tagliazucchi received his degree in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2004 and obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the same University in 2009 under the supervision of Prof. Ernesto J. Calvo. From 2010 to 2015, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Non-equilibrium Research Center at Northwestern University (USA), where he performed theoretical studies in the area of chemical modified nanopores and nanochannels working with Professors Igal Szleifer and Emily Weiss. Since 2015, he is a Staff Scientist of CONICET (Science and Technology Council of Argentina). He has been awarded with CONICET-FUDETEC and Fulbright fellowships. He has published approximately 45 papers in related to theoretical and experimental studies in soft materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET), Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Igal Szleifer

Prof. Igal Szleifer is Christina Enroth-Cugell Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, USA. He also holds professorships in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the same institution. His research is focused research is aimed at the fundamental understanding of the properties of complex molecular systems that encompass problems at the interface between medicine, biology, chemistry, physics and materials science. His research group concentrates on the development and application of molecular theoretical approaches to study biomaterials, drug delivery systems, models for cell membranes and biological processes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Christina Enroth-Cugell Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

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