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POLYMER MEMBRANES

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). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-019-0596-9

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