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CN: 50-1217/TB
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Two−dimensional nanomaterials confined single atoms: New opportunities for environmental remediation

Two−dimensional (2D) supports confined single−atom catalysts (2D SACs) with unique geometric and electronic structures have been attractive candidates in different catalytic applications, such as energy...

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Tuned d-band states over lanthanum doped nickel oxide for efficient oxygen evolution reaction

The d-band state of materials is an important descriptor for activity of oxygen evolution reaction (OER). For NiO materials, there is rarely concern about tuning their d-band states to tailor the OER...

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Drop casting based superhydrophobic and electrically conductive coating for high performance strain sensing

Conductive polymer composites (CPCs) strain sensors exhibit promising applications in flexible electronics, people’s health monitoring, etc. It remains a big challenge to develop a simple and cost-effective...

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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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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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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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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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A comparative study of 85 hyperelastic constitutive models for both unfilled rubber and highly filled rubber nanocomposite material

Nonlinear finite element analysis is widely used for structural optimization of the design and the reliability analysis of complex elastomeric components. However, high-precision numerical results cannot...

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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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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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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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Ultra-transparent nanostructured coatings via flow-induced one-step coassembly

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/laponite (LP) nanocomposite coatings were fabricated via a facile one-step coassembly process. The formed nanocoatings contain a high concentration of LP nanosheets, which can...

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VN nanoparticle-assembled hollow microspheres/N-doped carbon nanofibers: An anode material for superior potassium storage

Thanks to inexpensive and bountiful potassium resources, potassium ion batteries (PIBs) have come into the spotlight as viable alternatives for next-generation battery systems. However, poor electrochemical...

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Surface reconstruction, modification and functionalization of natural diatomites for miniaturization of shaped heterogeneous catalysts

Since the discovery of mesoporous silica in 1990s, there have been numerous mesoporous silica-based nanomaterials developed for catalytic applications, aiming at enhanced catalytic activity and stability....

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Recent advances in cobalt phosphide-based materials for electrocatalytic water splitting: From catalytic mechanism and synthesis method to optimization design

Electrochemical water splitting has long been considered an effective energy conversion technology for transferring intermittent renewable electricity into hydrogen fuel, and the exploration of cost-effective...

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Solid-state mechanochemistry advancing two dimensional materials for lithium-ion storage applications: A mini review

The vigorous development of two-dimensional (2D) materials brings about numerous opportunities for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) due to their unique 2D layered structure, large specific surface area,...

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PtZn nanoparticles supported on porous nitrogen-doped carbon nanofibers as highly stable electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction

The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) electrocatalytic activity of Pt-based catalysts can be significantly improved by supporting Pt and its alloy nanoparticles (NPs) on a porous carbon support with large...

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In situ confined vertical growth of Co2.5Ni0.5Si2O5(OH)4 nanoarrays on rGO for an efficient oxygen evolution reaction

Rational design of oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalysts at low cost would greatly benefit the economy. Taking advantage of earth-abundant elements Si, Co and Ni, we produce a unique-structure where...

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Coupling of ultrasmall and small CoxP nanoparticles confined in porous SiO2 matrix for a robust oxygen evolution reaction

Rational design of electrocatalysts is important for a sustainable oxygen evolution reaction (OER). It is still a huge challenge to engineer active sites in multi-sizes and multi-components simultaneously....

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Stable yellow light emission from lead-free copper halides single crystals for visible light communication

Yellow light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as soft light have attracted abundant attention in lithography room, museum and art gallery. However, the development of efficient yellow LEDs lags behind green and...

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Oxygen redox chemistry in lithium-rich cathode materials for Li-ion batteries: Understanding from atomic structure to nano-engineering

Lithium-rich oxide compounds have been recognized as promising cathode materials for high performance Li-ion batteries, owing to their high specific capacity. However, it remains a great challenge to...

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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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Room temperature synthesis of two-dimensional multilayer magnets based on α-CoII layered hydroxides

Research on two-dimensional (2D) materials is one of the most active fields in materials science and nanotechnology. Among the members of the 2D family, layered hydroxides (LHs) represent an exceptional...

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Emerging properties of non-crystalline phases of graphene and boron nitride based materials

We review recent developments on the synthesis and properties of two-dimensional materials which, although being mainly of an sp2 bonding character, exhibit highly disordered, non-uniform and structurally...

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The effect of rippling on the mechanical properties of graphene

Graphene is the stiffest material known so far but, due to its one-atom thickness, it is also very bendable. Consequently, free-standing graphene exhibit ripples that has major effects on its elastic...

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