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Special Issue "Ion and Molecule Transport in Membrane Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2019.
The scope of this Special Issue involves a large number of topics in the field of membrane science. We welcome papers reporting: Experimental studies and mathematical modeling providing new knowledge on the mechanisms of ion and molecule transport in artificial and living systems; The description of ion and molecule transport through all kinds of membranes, biological and artificial ones; Similarities in behavior of biological and artificial membranes; Biomimetic structural features of artificial membranes and their impact on membrane properties and performance for separation processes; Generalities and case studies in the field of material structure–properties relationships; Physico-chemical and chemico-physical aspects of ion and molecule transport; Thermodynamics and irreversible thermodynamics description; Equilibriums and kinetics of transport processes in membrane systems; Coupling of ion and molecule transport with chemical reactions and catalysis; Impact of forced and natural convection on ion and molecule transport; The mechanisms of electric current-induced convection and its impact on ion and molecule transport across membranes; Concentration polarization and coupled effects occurring in membrane systems under the action of external pressure and electric driving forces (external pressure and electric potential gradients applied to a membrane); The physico-chemical and chemico-physical aspects of transport, separation, purification, and fractionation of organic acids, bioactive compounds, ampholytes, nutrients in membrane systems.
Prof. Dr. Victor V. Nikonenko
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ion and molecular transport
- physical chemistry
- chemical physics
- transport mechanisms
- living systems
- biological and artificial membranes
- biomimetic structure
- structure–property relationships
- irreversible thermodynamics
- organic acids
- bioactive compounds
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields on Ion Transport through Cell Membrane
Authors: Vitalii Zablotskii, Tatyana Polyakova and Alexandr Dejneka
Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract: The biological effects of electric and magnetic fields have steadily gained the increased attention of researchers from different disciplines, such as cell biology, medicine, physics and chemistry. The forces induced by magnetic and/or electric fields offer unique control of ion transport through cell membrane and new opportunities in cell therapy. We present results towards understanding of the effects of magnetic and electric fields on ion transport through cell membrane and intracellular processes such as altering the ion flux balance across the cell membrane and changing the equilibrium membrane potential by a non-uniform magnetic field, cell membrane instability against pore creation by electric and magnetic fields, and modulation of the motility of intracellular transport vesicles by pulsed magnetic and electric fields.