Themed collection Flexible nanomaterials: microscopic mechanisms and macroscopic applications
Introduction to flexible nanomaterials: microscopic mechanisms and macroscopic applications
Yuan Cheng, Zibiao Li, Junfeng Gao, Hai-Dong Yu and Gang Zhang introduce this themed collection on flexible nanomaterials.
Halogen bonding regulated functional nanomaterials
Herein, the latest development of XB as a flexible linkage to fabricate functional nanomaterials in liquid and solution phases will be discussed, taking readers through the concept and features of XB to explore its functionalities and applications.
Microscopically tuning the graphene oxide framework for membrane separations: a review
This mini-review summarizes the publications within the last 3 years on microscopically tuning the interlayer spacing, lateral size and functional group to improve the properties and separation performance of graphene oxide membranes.
Synthesis of carbon-based nanomaterials and their application in pollution management
With the fast development of industry, large amounts of organic and inorganic pollutants are inevitably released into the natural environment, which results in the pollution of the environment and are thereby dangerous to human health.
Continuous orientated growth of scaled single-crystal 2D monolayer films
Recent advances in growing scaled 2D single-crystal monolayer films by the chemical vapor deposition method are comprehensively presented.
Flexible polymeric nanosized micelles for ophthalmic drug delivery: research progress in the last three years
The eye is a complex structure with a variety of anatomical barriers and clearance mechanisms, so the provision of safe and effective ophthalmic drug delivery technology is a major challenge.
A multiferroic iron arsenide monolayer
A highly stable iron arsenide monolayer material is predicted to exhibit ferroelasticity and magnetism simultaneously.
Photon-upconverters for blue organic light-emitting diodes: a low-cost, sky-blue example
We advocate triplet–triplet annihilation upconverters as candidates for blue FuLEDs (OLEDs enhanced by triplet-fusion), demonstrating here with the sky-blue DPBF. Its TTA or triplet-fusion behaviour is explored in both solutions and FuLED devices.
Ligand-assisted deposition of ultra-small Au nanodots on Fe2O3/reduced graphene oxide for flexible gas sensors
This work demonstrates introducing noble metal nanodots with suitable surface ligands in gas sensing materials is an effective way to improve their performance, and noble metal/metal oxide/rGO composites have potentials in flexible gas sensing.
Enhancing the mechanical strength and toughness of epoxy resins with linear POSS nano-modifiers
Reactive linear POSS hybrid modifiers with excellent toughness effect towards epoxy resins.
FeSi2: a two-dimensional ferromagnet containing planar hexacoordinate Fe atoms
The FeSi2 monolayer is a room-temperature ferromagnet (TC ∼360 K) with planar hexacoordinate Fe atoms, and can be grown directly on a Si (110) substrate.
MC2 (M = Y, Zr, Nb, and Mo) monolayers containing C2 dimers: prediction of anode materials for high-performance sodium ion batteries
Seeking novel high performance anode materials for sodium ion batteries (SIBs) is an attractive theme in developing energy storage devices.
A β-cyclodextrin enhanced polyethylene terephthalate film with improved contact charging ability in a high humidity environment
A new type of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) based TENG which can work stably in a high humidity environment with high output performance is fabricated. The electrical output of this TENG increases with the increase of environmental humidity.
Robust charge spatial separation and linearly tunable band gap of low-energy tube-edge phosphorene nanoribbon
Versatile applications have been proposed for phosphorene nanoribbons (PNRs), whose properties depend strongly on the edge structures.
About this collection
We are pleased to introduce you to this collection of invited articles from Nanoscale Advances on flexible nanomaterials, guest-edited by Yuan Cheng (Monash University, Australia), Zibiao Li (A*STAR, Singapore), Junfeng Gao (Dalian University of Technology, China), Hai-Dong Yu (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China) and Gang Zhang (A*STAR, Singapore).
This themed collection is focussed on the fundamental physical and chemical properties of flexible materials, as well as controlled functionalization, in order to harness the materials’ fundamental properties and enhanced performance in applications in the fields of flexible electronics, rechargeable batteries, thermoelectrics, optoelectronics, and soft robotics.
We hope you enjoy reading this collection.