Study of ionic transport through metalized nanoporous membranes functionalized with self-assembled monolayers

Agonafer D. D., Oruc M. E., CHAINANI E., LEE K. S., HU H., SHANNON M. A.

JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, vol.461, pp.106-113, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 461
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.memsci.2014.03.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-113
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


Ionic transport through synthetic nanoporous membranes has received great attention in applications related to biosensing, fuel cell, and desalination. Past work has demonstrated that charge selectivity can be achieved by applying a potential across a metallized conductive membrane. However, challenges arise for improving charge selectivity as a result of irreversibility of the system from the anion adsorption at the membrane surface. This study demonstrates how charge selectivity can be improved with the presence of a well grown self-assembled monolayer (SAM), which can aid in applications that use chemical separation processes based on the surface charge of the nanopore.