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When ions break the law

The transport of dissolved ions inside tiny carbon nanotubes apparently violates the famous Nernst–Einstein relation, which links diffusive and electric-field-driven motion.

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Fig. 1: Breakdown of water chain in carbon nanotube porins.


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Kavokine, N. When ions break the law. Nat. Nanotechnol. 18, 102–103 (2023).

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