Grotthuss mechanisms

from proton transport in proton wires to bioprotonic devices

Takeo Miyake, Marco Rolandi

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Abstract

In 1804, Theodore von Grotthuss proposed a mechanism for proton (H(+)) transport between water molecules that involves the exchange of a covalent bond between H and O with a hydrogen bond. This mechanism also supports the transport of OH(-) as a proton hole and is essential in explaining proton transport in intramembrane proton channels. Inspired by the Grotthuss mechanism and its similarity to electron and hole transport in semiconductors, we have developed semiconductor type devices that are able to control and monitor a current of H(+) as well as OH(-) in hydrated biopolymers. In this topical review, we revisit these devices that include protonic diodes, complementary, transistors, memories and transducers as well as a phenomenological description of their behavior that is analogous to electronic semiconductor devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23001
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 20
Externally publishedYes

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Grotthuss mechanisms : from proton transport in proton wires to bioprotonic devices. / Miyake, Takeo; Rolandi, Marco.

In: Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, Vol. 28, No. 2, 20.01.2016, p. 23001.

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