Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials

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Published: 9 October 2019
Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials; doi:10.22261/au7wjr

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Published: 9 October 2019
Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials; doi:10.22261/fnan

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Raghvendra Kumar Mishra, Anuj Kumar Chhalodia, Santosh K. Tiwari, Vadym Mochalin, Vincent Pichot, Robert Bogdanowicz, Huan-Cheng Chang, Qing Huang, Andreas Schell, Masfer Alkahtani
Published: 19 December 2018
Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials, Volume 2, pp 1-23; doi:10.22261/8w2eg0

From ancient times, diamond has been a highly praised ornamental object. This version of carbon exhibits outstanding properties, such as chemical inertness, high thermal stability, exceptional hardness and very good luminescence. These properties can be enhanced and utilized for many applications if the nanoform of bulk diamond is considered. Thus, by taking advantage of these types of features, the surfaces of nanodiamonds can be engineered for desired applications. For example, incorporating active functional groups on the surface and tuning electrostatic characteristics makes nanodiamonds a viable colloid in a variety of solvents, increases adsorption behaviour, helps utilization of photonic crystals and creates compatibility with biomolecules and many polymers. It has been found that optical properties in nanodiamonds, due to the luminescent colour centres, depends on the proximity of their surface properties. Therefore, to modify the surface of nanodiamonds for a specific application, a fundamental knowledge of natural science and engineering is essential. Most nanodiamonds and their derivatives are produced via detonation method and it is understood that their structure is affected by the synthesis protocols and successive processing steps. In this review, the present status and prospects for nanodiamonds in contest of synthesis techniques, structural properties, stability, electronics, tribology and lubrication properties has been explored.
Guanghui Leng, Helena Navarro, Qinghua Yu, Gilmore Wellio, Geng Qiao, Chuan Li, YaoTing Huang, Yanqi Zhao, Gan Zhang, Yuanye Meng, et al.
Published: 25 September 2018
Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials, Volume 2, pp 1-28; doi:10.22261/ghv5w9

Energy storage plays a critical role in facilitating penetration of renewable energy and reducing carbon emission of conventional energy system. Among various energy storage technologies, thermal storage allows energy to be stored in form of heat or cold so that it can be used, later on, for heating and cooling purposes as well as for power generation. Development of highly efficient and cost-effective thermal storage materials as well as the corresponding devices has attracted much attention. Composite materials based on latent heat storage (LHS) have shown great potential for many thermal storage applications. This paper firstly elaborates the recent progress in the study of micro-structured LHS composite materials in light of three different types of material synthesis methods including incorporation, impregnation and microencapsulation. Detailed discussions about morphology, performance enhancement of thermal storage and heat transfer, and various applications are carried out for current micro-structured LHS composite materials. The latest study progress in macro-structured LHS devices are then summarized, which includes the structural design of devices, optimization of heat transfer and device efficiency, as well as the performance of the devices with different storage media. Lastly, opportunities for future work are identified.
Yapeng Chen, Jingyao Gao, Qingwei Yan, Xiao Hou, Shengcheng Shu, Mingliang Wu, Nan Jiang, Xinming Li, Jian-Bin Xu, Cheng-Te Lin, et al.
Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials, Volume 2, pp 1-17; doi:10.22261/oosb06

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Sakineh Chabi, Esther García-Tuñón, Hongmei Chen, Yongde Xia, Eduardo G. Saiz, Yanqiu Zhu, Chunyi Zhi, Xinming Li
Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials, Volume 2, pp 1-10; doi:10.22261/fnan.umpbgn

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Bandar Y. Alfaifi, Habib Ullah, Sulaiman Alfaifi, Asif A. Tahir, Tapas K. Mallick
Published: 12 February 2018
Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials, Volume 2; doi:10.22261/fnan.bdjoc3

Photoelectrochemical water splitting (PEC) offers a promising path for sustainable generation of hydrogen fuel. However, improving solar fuel water splitting efficiency facing tremendous challenges, due to the energy loss related to fast recombination of the photogenerated charge carriers, electrode degradation, as well as limited light harvesting. This review focuses on the brief introduction of basic fundamental of PEC water splitting and the concept of various types of water splitting approaches. Numerous engineering strategies for the investgating of the higher efficiency of the PEC, including charge separation, light harvesting, and co-catalysts doping, have been discussed. Moreover, recent remarkable progress and developments for PEC water splitting with some promising materials are discussed. Recent advanced applications of PEC are also reviewed. Finally, the review concludes with a summary and future outlook of this hot field.
Igor Smolyaninov, Vera Smolyaninova, Hongsheng Chen
Published: 14 August 2017
Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials, Volume 1, pp 1-9; doi:10.22261/c91ycw

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Yanqiu Zhu, Lisa Walton
Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials, Volume 1, pp 1-2; doi:10.22261/kor5iz

Qiuze Wang, Baoping Jia, Wei Zhang, Hui Liu, Xiaobo Min, Jianning Ding, Tosapol Maluangnont, Xiang Wu
Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials, Volume 1, pp 1-11; doi:10.22261/12rzvf

Multilayered porous hierarchical structure of graphene/ZnFe2O4 hybrids was prepared via in situ hydrothermal growth of ZnFe2O4 nanocrystals within interlayer space of reduced graphene oxide, which demonstrated a high specific area of 117 m2∙g−1 and rational porous structures. Batch adsorption studies showed that the product possesses superior adsorption capacity of dyes such as Congo red from aqueous solution. Adsorption equilibrium and kinetic analysis indicated that the adsorption isotherm was well fitted by Langmuir isothermal model with the maximum adsorption capacity of 404.12 mg∙g−1, and the adsorption kinetics followed the pseudo-second-order kinetic equation. Furthermore, this new product can be magnetically separated and regenerated easily, presenting an effective adsorbent for wastewater purification.
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