Ion Track Technology

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Reimar Spohr

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Stimulus-Responsive Track Pores. Masaru Yoshida, Masao Tamada, Masaharu Asano, Hideki Omichi, Hitoshi Kubota, Ryoichi Katakai, Reimar Spohr, Johann Vetter. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, vol. 126 (1993) 409-412

Ion track grafting enables the manufacture of chemically responsive track pores analogous to the discrete membrane channels found in biology. For this purpose etched ion tracks generated in CR-39 are surface-grafted by methacryloyl-L-alaninemethylester. In the future, the responsive track pores could be used to model the actively controlled channels in biomembranes and may lead to interesting technological applications.