Funding initiates production of tunable nano-porous block copolymer membranes

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562796
Title:
Funding initiates production of tunable nano-porous block copolymer membranes
Authors:
Peinemann, Klaus-Viktor ( 0000-0003-0309-9598 )
Abstract:
Researchers in Saudi Arabia at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology have created a membrane comprising a thin layer of densely packed, highly ordered cylindrical channels with uniform pore sizes - oriented perpendicular to its surface - on top of a non-ordered sponge-like layer. It is fabricated in a fast, one-step process by combining the self-assembly of an amphiphilic block copolymer (PS- b-P4VP) with non-solvent-induced phase separation. The university's "Seed Fund" has helped the researchers to start manufacturing this membrane, which is particularly suited to size-selective and charge-based separation of bio-molecules. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
KAUST Department:
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical and Biological Engineering Program
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Membrane Technology
Issue Date:
Jun-2013
DOI:
10.1016/S0958-2118(13)70125-3
Type:
Article
ISSN:
09582118
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical and Biological Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorPeinemann, Klaus-Viktoren
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:06:05Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:06:05Zen
dc.date.issued2013-06en
dc.identifier.issn09582118en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0958-2118(13)70125-3en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562796en
dc.description.abstractResearchers in Saudi Arabia at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology have created a membrane comprising a thin layer of densely packed, highly ordered cylindrical channels with uniform pore sizes - oriented perpendicular to its surface - on top of a non-ordered sponge-like layer. It is fabricated in a fast, one-step process by combining the self-assembly of an amphiphilic block copolymer (PS- b-P4VP) with non-solvent-induced phase separation. The university's "Seed Fund" has helped the researchers to start manufacturing this membrane, which is particularly suited to size-selective and charge-based separation of bio-molecules. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.titleFunding initiates production of tunable nano-porous block copolymer membranesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentChemical and Biological Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalMembrane Technologyen
kaust.authorPeinemann, Klaus-Viktoren
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