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Proteins tailor pore geometry

Using organic solvent shortens formation time of membrane nanosheets comprising proteins and copolymers, while tuning protein structure tailors the pore geometry, resulting in superior water permeation.

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Fig. 1: Stable membranes comprising artificial water channels made from proteins and block copolymers.
Fig. 2: Effect of intrinsic membrane permeance on process efficiency using spiral-wound membrane modules.


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Livingston, A.G., Jiang, Z. Proteins tailor pore geometry. Nat. Mater. 19, 257–258 (2020).

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