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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. 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...

3. 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....

4. 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,...

5. 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...

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

Available online 14 October 2019
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,...

7. 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...

8. 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...

9. 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....

10. 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...

11. Carbon nanotube/silicon heterojunctions for photovoltaic applications

September 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...

12. 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...

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

Available online 13 September 2019
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...

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. Spinterface: A new platform for spintronics

September 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....

19. LiBH4 for hydrogen storage - New perspectives

Available online 10 September 2019
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,...

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

September 2019
XueMei Luo | Bin Zhang | GuangPing 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...

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

September 2019
YunGuang 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...

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

Available online 11 October 2019
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,...

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

Available online 25 October 2019
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...

24. Enhancing the cycling stability of Na-ion batteries by bonding MoS2 on assembled carbon-based materials

December 2019
Pin Song | Jun Di | Lixing Kang | Manzhang Xu | Bijun Tang | Jun Xiong | Jiewu Cui | Qingsheng Zeng | Jiadong Zhou | Yongmin He | Qundong Fu | Juan Peng | Shasha Guo | Bo Lin | Jingyu Zhang | Peng Meng | Zheng Liu

Room temperature Na-ion batteries (SIBs) show great potential for use as renewable energy storage systems. However, the large-scale application of SIBs has been hindered by the lack of an ideal SIBs...

25. High-efficiency extraction synthesis for high-purity copper nanowires and their applications in flexible transparent electrodes

Available online 13 September 2019
He Zhang | Shang Wang | Yanhong Tian | Jiayue Wen | Chunjin Hang | Zhen Zheng | Yilong Huang | Su Ding | Chenxi Wang

Copper nanowires (Cu NWs) are considered an excellent alternative to indium tin oxide (ITO) in flexible transparency electrodes (FTEs). However, the mixed particles and surface oxidation of Cu NWs degrade...

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