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Our paper on polymer nanotube membranes is out

26 November 2020

Polymer Nanotube

Our work on a new polymer nanotube (PNT) membrane has just appeared in Colloid and Interface Science Communications as a Rapid Communication, a great collaboration between the CNIE and the Davide Mattia’s group at the University of Bath. The controllable polystyrene tubes with enhanced water flow could be further optimised for membrane separations and other applications. They open the way to creating PNT membranes with well-defined pores overcoming the limits of current polymeric membranes.

Read the paper here - the article is free for the first 50 days.

Work was performed by our alumnus Jerome Meng, Halan and Nidhi, Serena Casanova, formerly University of Bath, and our visiting undergraduate students Yuheng Zhang and Xiao Xiao from Beihang University.