Generalized self-assembly of scalable two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets

Sun, Ziqi, Liao, Ting, Dou, Yuhai, Hwang, Soo Min, Park, Min-Sik, Jiang, Lei, Kim, Jung Ho and Dou, Shi Xue (2014) Generalized self-assembly of scalable two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets. Nature Communications, 5 . doi:10.1038/ncomms4813

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Author Sun, Ziqi
Liao, Ting
Dou, Yuhai
Hwang, Soo Min
Park, Min-Sik
Jiang, Lei
Kim, Jung Ho
Dou, Shi Xue
Title Generalized self-assembly of scalable two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets
Journal name Nature Communications   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2041-1723
Publication date 2014-05-12
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/ncomms4813
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Volume 5
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal oxide systems present exotic electronic properties and high specific surface areas, and also demonstrate promising applications ranging from electronics to energy storage. Yet, in contrast to other types of nanostructures, the question as to whether we could assemble 2D nanomaterials with an atomic thickness from molecules in a general way, which may give them some interesting properties such as those of graphene, still remains unresolved. Herein, we report a generalized and fundamental approach to molecular self-assembly synthesis of ultrathin 2D nanosheets of transition metal oxides by rationally employing lamellar reverse micelles. It is worth emphasizing that the synthesized crystallized ultrathin transition metal oxide nanosheets possess confined thickness, high specific surface area and chemically reactive facets, so that they could have promising applications in nanostructured electronics, photonics, sensors, and energy conversion and storage devices.
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