A controllable water signal transistor

L. Wu, X. Zhou, H. Lu, Q. Liang, J. Kou, F. Wu, Jintu Fan

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© the Owner Societies 2017.We performed molecular dynamics simulations to study the regulating ability of water chains confined in a Y-shaped nanochannel. It was shown that a signal at the molecular level could be controlled by two other charge-induced signals when the water chains were confined in a Y-shaped nanochannel, demonstrating promising applications as water signal transistors in nanosignal systems. The mechanism of a water signal transistor is similar to a signal logic device. This remarkable ability to control the water signal is attributed to the strong dipole-ordering of the water chains in the nanochannel. The controllable water signal process of the Y-shaped nanochannel provides opportunities for future application in the design of molecular-scale signal devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9625-9629
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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