Solvent-induced electrochemistry at an electrically asymmetric carbon Janus particle

  title={Solvent-induced electrochemistry at an electrically asymmetric carbon Janus particle},
  author={Albert Tianxiang Liu and Yuichiro Kunai and Anton L. Cottrill and Amir Kaplan and Ge Zhang and Hyunah Kim and Rafid S Mollah and Yannick Eatmon and Michael S. Strano},
  journal={Nature Communications},
Chemical doping through heteroatom substitution is often used to control the Fermi level of semiconductor materials. Doping also occurs when surface adsorbed molecules modify the Fermi level of low dimensional materials such as carbon nanotubes. A gradient in dopant concentration, and hence the chemical potential, across such a material generates usable electrical current. This opens up the possibility of creating asymmetric catalytic particles capable of generating voltage from a surrounding… 
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