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1. Synthesis, properties, and applications of graphene oxide/reduced graphene oxide and their nanocomposites

March 2019
Andrew T. Smith | Anna Marie LaChance | Songshan Zeng | Bin Liu | Luyi Sun

Thanks to their remarkable mechanical, electrical, thermal, and barrier properties, graphene-based nanocomposites have been a hot area of research in the past decade. Because of their simple top-down...

2. Recent advances on 3D printing graphene-based composites

June 2019
Haichang Guo | Ruicong Lv | Shulin Bai

3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM) has revolutionized the way of manufacturing by designing complex structures in a customized feature which cannot be realized by traditional processing methods....

3. Some basic aspects of polymer nanocomposites: A critical review

March 2019
Shaoyun Fu | Zheng Sun | Pei Huang | Yuanqing Li | Ning Hu

Polymer nanocomposites have been investigated for about three decades. To get deep insights into the modifying effects of various nanofillers on mechanical and physical properties of polymer nanocomposites,...

4. Development of solid-state electrolytes for sodium-ion battery–A short review

June 2019
Yumei Wang | Shufeng Song | Chaohe Xu | Ning Hu | Janina Molenda | Li Lu

All-solid-state sodium-ion battery is regarded as the next generation battery to replace the current commercial lithium-ion battery, with the advantages of abundant sodium resources, low price and high-level...

5. Band structure engineering in metal halide perovskite nanostructures for optoelectronic applications

December 2019
Qingdong Ou | Xiaozhi Bao | Yinan Zhang | Huaiyu Shao | Guichuan Xing | Xiangping Li | Liyang Shao | Qiaoliang Bao

Metal halide perovskite nanostructures have emerged as low-dimensional semiconductors of great significance in many fields such as photovoltaics, photonics, and optoelectronics. Extensive efforts on...

6. Emerging rechargeable aqueous aluminum ion battery: Status, challenges, and outlooks

September 2020
Du Yuan | Jin Zhao | William Manalastas | Sonal Kumar | Madhavi Srinivasan

Aluminum ion battery (AIB) technology is an exciting alternative for post-lithium energy storage. AIBs based on ionic liquids have enabled advances in both cathode material development and fundamental...

7. Durable easy-cleaning and antibacterial cotton fabrics using fluorine-free silane coupling agents and CuO nanoparticles

September 2020
Neha Agrawal | Pearlie Sijia Low | Jasmine Si Jia Tan | Eileen Wen Mei Fong | Yuekun Lai | Zhong Chen

Multifunctional fabrics of high durability through a scalable and eco-friendly technique remains a great challenge hindering their commercialization. In this work, we report a facile synthesis technique...

8. Literature review on the mechanical properties of materials after surface mechanical attrition treatment (SMAT)

March 2020
Temitope Olumide Olugbade | Jian Lu

Most of the challenges experienced by many engineering materials originate from the surface which later leads to total failure, hence affecting the resultant mechanical properties and service life....

9. Seasoning Chinese cooking pans: The nanoscience behind the Kitchen God's blessing

Available online 27 June 2020
Chenxi Gao | Na Yang | Cunpu Li | Xi Wang | Xun Yu | Ling Zhang | Zidong Wei

The Chinese iron pan can function as a nonstick pan even without a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating after a “Kitchen God blessing” seasoning process. We simulate this process and disclose the...

10. Atomic layer deposition enabling higher efficiency solar cells: A review

September 2020
Md. Anower Hossain | Kean Thong Khoo | Xin Cui | Geedhika K Poduval | Tian Zhang | Xiang Li | Wei Min Li | Bram Hoex

Atomic layer deposition (ALD) can synthesise materials with atomic-scale precision. The ability to tune the material composition, film thickness with excellent conformality, allow low-temperature processing,...

11. 2D organic semiconductors, the future of green nanotechnology

December 2019
Guru Prakash Neupane | Wendi Ma | Tanju Yildirim | Yilin Tang | Linglong Zhang | Yuerui Lu

The discovery of 2D organic semiconductors of atomically thin structures has attracted great attention due to their emerging optical, electronic, optoelectronic and mechatronic properties. Recent progress...

12. Challenges and opportunities for nanomaterials in spectral splitting for high-performance hybrid solar photovoltaic-thermal applications: A review

September 2020
Gan Huang | Sara Riera Curt | Kai Wang | Christos N. Markides

Hybrid photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) collectors, which are capable of cogenerating useful thermal energy and electricity from the same aperture area, have a significantly higher overall efficiency and...

13. High-index faceted noble metal nanostructures drive renewable energy electrocatalysis

Available online 19 November 2019
Chunji Li | Mingchuan Luo | Zhonghong Xia | Shaojun Guo

Noble metallic nanocrystals are used in a wide variety of applications, such as catalysis, batteries, and bio- and chemical sensors. Most of the previous studies focus on the preparation of thermodynamically...

14. Interface-dominated mechanical behavior in advanced metal matrix composites

March 2020
Qiang Guo | Yifan Han | Di Zhang

Metal matrix composites (MMCs) incorporate a reinforcing or functional secondary phase into a metal matrix to achieve specific properties. Of the parameters which may affect the mechanical behavior...

15. Recent advances in the utilization of copper sulfide compounds for electrochemical CO2 reduction

September 2020
Yingkang Chen | Kejun Chen | Junwei Fu | Akira Yamaguchi | Hongmei Li | Hao Pan | Junhua Hu | Masahiro Miyauchi | Min Liu

Converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into value-added chemicals by CO2 reduction has been considered as a potential way to solve the current energy crisis and environmental problem. Among the methods of...

16. Hardening after annealing in nanostructured 316L stainless steel

March 2020
Zhongchen Zhou | Shuaizhuo Wang | Jiansheng Li | Yusheng Li | Xiaolei Wu | Yuntian Zhu

In this work, coarse-grained 316L stainless steels were cold rolled with a thickness reduction of ~83% (CR 83%). After annealing, the behaviors of the nanostructured stainless steel samples were systematically...

17. Bio-inspired synthesis of nanomaterials and smart structures for electrochemical energy storage and conversion

September 2020
Mei Ding | Gen Chen | Weichuan Xu | Chuankun Jia | Hongmei Luo

Traditional synthetic methodologies are confronted with great challenges to fabricate complex nanomaterials with delicate design, high efficiency and excellent sustainability. During the past decade,...

18. LiBH4 for hydrogen storage - New perspectives

June 2020
Zhao Ding | Shaoyuan Li | Yang Zhou | Zhiqian Chen | Weijie Yang | Wenhui Ma | Leon Shaw

Hydrogen energy has been recognized as “Ultimate Power Source” in the 21st century. It is a boon in these days of energy crunches and concerns about climate change because of the characterized advantages,...

19. Applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene for third-generation solar cells and fuel cells

June 2019
Jianyong Ouyang

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene have attracted great attention since decades ago because of their interesting structure and properties and important application in many areas. They can have high...

20. Geometric structures, electronic characteristics, stabilities, catalytic activities, and descriptors of graphene-based single-atom catalysts

June 2020
Weijie Yang | Shaopeng Xu | Kai Ma | Chongchong Wu | Ian D. Gates | Xunlei Ding | Weihua Meng | Zhengyang Gao

Single-atom catalysts (SACs) have been a research hotspot due to their high catalytic activity, selectivity, and atomic utilization rates. However, the theoretical research of SACs is relatively fragmented,...

21. First-principles study of ferromagnetic metal Fe5GeTe2

December 2019
Minwoong Joe | Unchun Yang | Changgu Lee

For next-generation flexible spin devices, it is crucial to discover and study novel high Tc two-dimensional (2D) magnetic materials considering their atomic-level thickness and flexural mechanical...

22. The role of electrolyte acid concentration in the electrochemical exfoliation of graphite: Mechanism and synthesis of electrochemical graphene oxide

September 2019
Sean E. Lowe | Ge Shi | Yubai Zhang | Jiadong Qin | Lixue Jiang | Shuaiyu Jiang | Mohammad Al-Mamun | Porun Liu | Yu Lin Zhong | Huijun Zhao

Electrochemistry has emerged as a major route for graphene and graphene oxide synthesis from graphite. Anodic graphite oxidation is commonly used with dilute mineral acid or aqueous salt electrolytes....

23. 70 nm: The most unstable grain size in Cu prepared by surface mechanical grinding treatment

March 2020
Xin Zhou | Xiuyan Li | Ke Lu

The stability of Cu with different average grain sizes prepared by surface mechanical grinding treatment were investigated under the conditions of isothermal annealing and uniaxial tension. In both...

24. 2D and 3D orientation mapping in nanostructured metals: A review

March 2020
Guilin Wu | Wanquan Zhu | Qiongyao He | Zongqiang Feng | Tianlin Huang | Ling Zhang | Søren Schmidt | Andrew Godfrey | Xiaoxu Huang

Nanostructured metals possess various excellent properties and offer the potential for a wide range of applications. Improvements in the properties and performance of nanostructured metal components...

25. A grain-size-dependent structure evolution in gradient-structured (GS) Ni under tension

March 2020
Yan Lin | Jie Pan | Zhaoping Luo | Yunli Lu | Ke Lu | Yi Li

This work outlines an experimental investigation of grain-size-dependent structure evolution under tension in nickel with a grain size gradient. Two opposite and competing processes, grain refinement...

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