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Towards artificial mechanosensing

Carbon nanotubes with single-digit diameter embedded in a solid artificial membrane show pressure-sensitive ionic conductance that is similar to the mechanically activated currents of biological ion channels.

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Fig. 1: Comparison of the mechanosensitive response of a biological nanochannel and carbon nanotube.


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Marion, S., Radenovic, A. Towards artificial mechanosensing. Nat. Mater. 19, 1043–1044 (2020).

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