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Fabrication of segregated poly(arylene sulfide sulfone)/graphene nanoplate composites reinforced by polymer fibers for electromagnetic interference shielding

Poly(arylene sulfide sulfone)/graphene nanoplate (PASS/GNP) composites with segregated structure based on continuous polymer fiber skeletons were fabricated by coating a thin conductive layer on the...

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Piezoresistive behavior of elastomer composites with segregated network of carbon nanostructures and alumina

Electrically conductive elastomer composites (CECs) with segregated networks of conductive nanofillers show high potential in stretchable strain sensors due to balanced mechanical and electrical properties,...

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In situ polymerization preparation and mechanical properties of nanocomposites based on PA10T/10I-block-PEG copolymer and graphene oxide

Poly (decamethylene terephthalamide/decamethylene isophthalamide)-block-polyvinyl alcoho) (PA10T/10I-PEG) copolymer/graphene oxide (GO) composites were prepared via in-situ melt polymerization and two...

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A comparative study of polymer nanocomposites containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets

Featuring exceptional mechanical and functional performance, MWCNTs and graphene (nano)platelets (GNPs or GnPs; each platelet below 10 ​nm in thickness) have been increasingly used for the development...

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Electrostatic interactions in twisted bilayer graphene

The effects of the long range electrostatic interaction in twisted bilayer graphene are described using the Hartree-Fock approximation. The results show a significant dependence of the band widths and...

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CNT toughened aluminium and CFRP interface for strong adhesive bonding

This study presents a simple technique for strengthening the adhesive-bond strength between aluminium (Al) substrate and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) utilising resin pre-coating (RPC) with...

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RTV silicone rubber composites reinforced with carbon nanotubes, titanium-di-oxide and their hybrid: Mechanical and piezoelectric actuation performance

The use of nanofillers with high surface area and extreme purity in polymer composite is an effective strategy to obtain high performance polymeric nanocomposites. Therefore, the effect of nanofillers...

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Surface microstructure-controlled ZrO2 for highly sensitive room-temperature NO2 sensors

The high sensitivity of room-temperature gas sensors is the key to innovation in the areas of environment, energy conservation and safety. However, metal-oxide-based sensors generally operate at high...

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Applications of carbon nanomaterials in perovskite solar cells for solar energy conversion

The energy issues and environmental concern have led to intense research activities in renewable energy conversion, such as photovoltaic (PV) to convert solar energy into electricity. Perovskite solar...

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Low-cost fabrication of highly dispersed atomically-thin MoS2 nanosheets with abundant active Mo-terminated edges

In this work, highly dispersed atomically-thin MoS2 nanosheets were fabricated at one thousandth of the commercial cost using sepiolite (SEP) mineral nanofibers as carriers via a microwave hydrothermal...

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Hierarchically electrospun nanofibers and their applications: A review

Electrospinning is a popular method for generating long and continuous nanofibers due to its simplicity and versatility. However, conventional electrospun products have weak strength and low availability,...

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Advanced carbon materials with different spatial dimensions for supercapacitors

Supercapacitors (SCs) have attracted extensive attention due to their ultrahigh power density, fast charging/discharging rate, excellent electrochemical stability and environmental friendliness. Currently,...

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Quantitative kinetic analysis on oxygen reduction reaction: A perspective

Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) constitutes the core process of many energy storage and conversion devices including metal–air batteries and fuel cells. However, the kinetics of ORR is very sluggish...

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Synthesis of hexagonal boron nitrides by chemical vapor deposition and their use as single photon emitters

Two-dimensional (2D) hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), due to its extraordinary thermal, chemical, and optical properties, has arisen as an enticing material for the research community to explore for various...

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Preparation of porous polyamide 6(PA6)membrane with copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles selectively localized at the wall of the pores via reactive extrusion

In this study, CuO nanoparticles are pre-modified with styrene-maleic anhydride copolymers (SMAs) of different molecular weights and MAH contents. Then the pre-modified CuO nanoparticles (CuO-SMAs)...

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Highly transparent and super-wettable nanocoatings hybridized with isocyanate-silane modified surfactant for multifunctional applications

Highly transparent and super-wettable nanocoatings for multifunctional applications with outstanding physical properties are in high demanded. However, such nanocoatings resistant to water invasion...

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Directly electrospinning submillimeter continuous fibers on tubes to fabricate H2S detectors with fast and high response

The fast and high response detection of neurotoxic H2S is of great importance for the environment. In this paper, directly electrospinning technology on the ceramic tube is developed to improve the...

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Enhanced thermal conductivity and microwave dielectric properties by mesostructural design of multiphase nanocomposite

Next-generation packaging materials are expected to have higher thermal conductivity, because the heat accumulated in high-performance electronic equipment should be removed to increase the service...

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Significantly enhancing fracture toughness of epoxy composite with promising γ-FeOOH@Fe2O3 hybrid nanoparticles by magnetic field assistance

The toughening of epoxy resin (EP) and the interlaminar toughening of carbon fiber reinforced composite (CF/EP) laminates have been widely concerned. In this work, the needle-like γ-FeOOH nanoparticles...

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Molecular dynamics study on mechanical behaviors of Ti/Ni nanolaminate with a pre-existing void

Metallic nanolaminated materials possess excellent mechanical properties due to their unique modulation structures and interfacial properties. However, how microdefects affect their mechanical properties...

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Anti-corrosion and electrically conductive inorganic conversion coatings based on aligned graphene derivatives by electrodeposition

Ultrathin conversion coatings, made from aligned graphene derivatives and ammonium zirconium carbonate (AZC), were fabricated on stainless steel by electrodeposition. Sulfonated graphene oxide (SGO)...

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DFT study on ORR catalyzed by bimetallic Pt-skin metals over substrates of Ir, Pd and Au

Bimetallic Pt-skin catalyst is a class of near-surface alloy (NSA) that owns a high degree of control over composition. Herein, density functional theory (DFT) is used to calculate the energetics of...

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On mechanical properties of nanocomposite hydrogels: Searching for superior properties

Nanocomposite hydrogels are the combination of known components that are a hydrogel and nanometre-sized fillers, typically leading to improved mechanical properties or new functionalities. With simplicity...

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Core-shell structured silk Fibroin/PVDF piezoelectric nanofibers for energy harvesting and self-powered sensing

The development of wearable and portable electronics calls for flexible piezoelectric materials to fabricate self-powered devices. However, a big challenge in piezoelectric material design is to boost...

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