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Recent Nano Materials Science Articles

Recently published articles from Nano Materials Science.

Performance of plasma-sprayed CuNiIn coatings and Mo coatings subjected to fretting fatigue

Available online 2 August 2019
Shujuan Dong | Yihui Wang | Jinyan Zeng | Xiong Yang | Panpan Liang | Dezheng Wang | Huiqi Liao | Hanlin Liao

During atmospheric plasma spraying, a cooling process usually plays an important role in the coating quality, especially for the oxidation containment of metallic coatings. CuNiIn and Mo coatings were...

Surface-defective FeS2 for electrochemical NH3 production under ambient conditions

Available online 30 July 2019
Daming Feng | Xu Zhang | Ying Sun | Tianyi Ma

In the viewpoint of ammonia economy, electrochemical N2 reduction reaction (NRR) under mild condition is a very promising approach for sustainable development. By virtue of robust activity and low cost,...

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

Available online 18 July 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....

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...

High efficient oxygen reduction performance of Fe/Fe3C nanoparticles in situ encapsulated in nitrogen-doped carbon via a novel microwave-assisted carbon bath method

June 2019
Mincong Liu | Xue Yin | Xuhong Guo | Libing Hu | Huifang Yuan | Gang Wang | Fu Wang | Long Chen | Lili Zhang | Feng Yu

Fe-based carbon materials are widely considered promising to replace Pt/C as next-generation electrocatalysts towards oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). However, the preparation of Fe-based carbon materials...

Highly concentrated graphene oxide ink for facile 3D printing of supercapacitors

June 2019
Shangwen Ling | Wenbin Kang | Shanwen Tao | Chuhong Zhang

3D printing of functional energy storage devices is receiving escalating attention over the years due to the customizable manufacturing flexibility and imparted high areal and gravimetric energy density...

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....

A novel approach for fabricating a CNT/AlSi composite with the self-aligned nacre-like architecture by cold spraying

June 2019
Xinliang Xie | Chaoyue Chen | Gang Ji | Run Xu | Zhanqiu Tan | Yingchun Xie | Zhiqiang Li | Hanlin Liao

A fully dense carbon nanotubes (CNTs) reinforced AlSi matrix composite with the multiscale nacre-like architecture was designed and successfully realized by flake powder metallurgy followed by cold...

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...

Analytic solution for a circular nano-inhomogeneity in a finite matrix

June 2019
Shuang Wang | Zengtao Chen | Cunfa Gao

The Gurtin-Murdoch model has found wide applications in analyzing the mechanical behaviors of nanocomposites with surface/interface effect. In the existing literature, the matrix is usually assumed...

Anisotropic and asymmetric deformation mechanisms of nanolaminated graphene/Cu composites

June 2019
Shayuan Weng | Huiming Ning | Tao Fu | Ning Hu | Shu Wang | Kaiyan Huang | Xianghe Peng | H. Jerry Qi | Cheng Yan

We conducted molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of tension and compression along the <112> direction and MD simulations of compression along the <110> and <111> directions on nanolaminated graphene/Cu...

Fabrication of superhydrophobic reduced-graphene oxide/nickel coating with mechanical durability, self-cleaning and anticorrosion performance

Available online 27 June 2019
Zengguo Bai | Bin Zhang

There is a great challenge to fabricate superhydrophobic coating with excellent mechanical durability and corrosion resistance. Inspired by the pinecone-shaped structure, a novel reduced-graphene oxide...

Microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-Si-Ni coating on Cu-Cr substrate prepared by multi-permeation and friction stir processing

Available online 15 June 2019
Yin Wang | Ruidi Li | Tiechui Yuan

The surface of copper-chromium alloy was processed by Al-Si-Ni multi-permeation and friction stir processing, and the microstructure and mechanical properties of the surface layer were tested by scanning...

Spinterface: A new platform for spintronics

Available online 11 June 2019
Ilaria Bergenti | Valentin Dediu

Since its discovery in early 2000’s Molecular Spintronics has developed in an established and fructuous research field, achieving a number of outstanding results and unveiling unusual spintronic properties....

Carbon nanotube/silicon heterojunctions for photovoltaic applications

Available online 31 May 2019
Xiangang Hu | Pengxiang Hou | Chang Liu | Huiming Cheng

Photovoltaic devices have rapidly developed in recent years as they seek to address the ever-increasing energy requirements and environmental issues. Due to their simple structure and easy, low-temperature...

Microstructure and properties of Ag/SnO2 functional material manufactured by selective laser melting

Available online 17 May 2019
Yuanjie Zhang | Bo Song | Xiao Zhao | Yusheng Shi

Ag/SnO2, as a promising and environment-friendly electrical contact material, is widely applied in low-voltage apparatus. But the properties of Ag/SnO2 composites is difficult to improve due to the...

A perspective of chalcogenide semiconductor-noble metal nanocomposites through structural transformations

Available online 17 May 2019
Danye Liu | Linlin Xu | Jianping Xie | Jun Yang

Intense efforts have been devoted to the synthesis of heterogeneous nanocomposites consisting of chalcogenide semiconductors and noble metals, which usually exhibit enhanced properties owing to the...

Material design at nano and atomic scale for electrocatalytic CO2 reduction

March 2019
Fengjiao Yu | Penghui Wei | Yang Yang | Yuhui Chen | Limin Guo | Zhangquan Peng

Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction (ECR) into value-added chemicals offers potential solution for renewable energy as well as global carbon footprint concerns. In this review we introduce the general methods...

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...

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,...

Nanoporous SiOx coated amorphous silicon anode material with robust mechanical behavior for high-performance rechargeable Li-ion batteries

March 2019
Hansinee S. Sitinamaluwa | Henan Li | Kimal C. Wasalathilake | Annalena Wolff | Tuquabo Tesfamichael | Shanqing Zhang | Cheng Yan

Silicon is a promising anode material for rechargeable Li-ion battery (LIB) due to its high energy density and relatively low operating voltage. However, silicon based electrodes suffer from rapid capacity...

Microwave absorption of magnesium/hydrogen-treated titanium dioxide nanoparticles

March 2019
Michael Green | Anh Thi Van Tran | Russell Smedley | Adam Roach | James Murowchick | Xiaobo Chen

Interactions between materials and electromagnetic irradiations in the microwave frequency are critical for many civil and military applications, such as radar detection, communications, information...

Redox catalysts for aprotic Li-O2 batteries: Toward a redox flow system

Available online 29 March 2019
Yun Guang Zhu | F.W. Thomas Goh | Qing Wang

Large-scale electrical energy storage with high energy density and round-trip efficiency is important to the resilience of power grids and the effective use of intermittent renewable energy such as...

Fatigue of metals at nanoscale: Metal thin films and conductive interconnects for flexible device application

Available online 21 March 2019
Xue-Mei Luo | Bin Zhang | Guang-Ping Zhang

As electrodes and electrical interconnects in flexible electronic devices, metal films are one of the weakest components in the system against mechanical deformation in daily use. Fatigue reliability...

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