Bioinspired Super-wettability System and Beyond
——Quantum-confined Superfluid: Biophotons, Energy Conversion, Chemical Reaction and Biological Information Transfer
Lei Jiang is a Professor at the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, and National Academy of Engineering, USA. His scientific contribution is learning from nature, discovering and establishing super-wettability system: from fundamental understanding to innovative applications. He has made a series of achievements, continuously leading the development of bioinspired super-wettability field in the world, and won many important international awards. Recent research interest includes introduction of quantum-confined superfluid into super-wettability system, and its applications in energy conversion, chemical reaction and biological information transfer.
A new concept of "quantum-confined superfluid (QSF)" has been proposed for ultrafast ions and molecules transmission in biological ion channels, which are in a quantum way of single molecular or ionic chain with a certain number of molecules or ions. The biomimetic systems also exhibit QSF phenomena, such as ultrafast ions transport in artificial ion channels (106 ions per second), and ultrahigh water flux in artificial water channels. The introduction of QSF concept in the fields of energy, chemistry and biology may create significant impact. As a challenge to the traditional theory, the concept of QSF will open up a new field of quantum ionics, promote the development and application of energy conversion material system, subvert the understanding of neural signal transmission in neuroscience and brain science, and promote the development of interfacial catalytic chemistry theory, and open up a new way for the future development of chemistry, chemical engineering and synthetic biology.