Single-Layer Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanopores as High-Performance Ionic Gradient Power Generators

Ting Ran Liu, Man Yui Thomas Fung, Li Hsien Yeh*, Chun Hao Chiang, Jhih Sian Yang, Pai Chia Kuo, Jessie Shiue, Chia Chun Chen, Chun Wei Chen*


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1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


Atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) materials have emerged as promising candidates for efficient energy harvesting from ionic gradients. However, the exploration of robust 2D atomically thin nanopore membranes, which hold sufficient ionic selectivity and high ion permeability, remains challenging. Here, the single-layer hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) nanopores are demonstrated as various high-performance ion-gradient nanopower harvesters. Benefiting from the ultrathin atomic thickness and large surface charge (also a large Dukhin number), the hBN nanopore can realize fast proton transport while maintaining excellent cation selectivity even in highly acidic environments. Therefore, a single hBN nanopore achieves the pure osmosis-driven proton-gradient power up to ≈3 nW under 1000-fold ionic gradient. In addition, the robustness of hBN membranes in extreme pH conditions allows the ionic gradient power generation from acid-base neutralization. Utilizing 1 m HCl/KOH, the generated power can be promoted to an extraordinarily high level of ≈4.5 nW, over one magnitude higher than all existing ionic gradient power generators. The synergistic effects of ultrathin thickness, large surface charge, and excellent chemical inertness of 2D single-layer hBN render it a promising membrane candidate for harvesting ionic gradient powers, even under extreme pH conditions.

出版狀態已發佈 - 2024 4月 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物技術
  • 一般化學
  • 生物材料
  • 一般材料科學
  • 工程(雜項)


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