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Contact: Simon Schmitt
s.schmitt@hzdr.de
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Nano-Sieves

Caption: The left ion in the diagram is deflected by a collision with an atom in the membrane, which is only one nanometer thick and loses considerably more energy than previously believed (red arrow); the right ion passes virtually unhindered through the membrane (green arrow).

Credit: Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

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