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Functionalization of Artificial Freestanding Composite Nanomembranes
AbstractArtificial nanomembranes may be defined as synthetic freestanding structures with a thickness below 100 nm and a very large aspect ratio, of at least a few orders of magnitude. Being quasi-2D, they exhibit a host of unusual properties useful for various applications in energy harvesting, sensing, optics, plasmonics, biomedicine, etc. We review the main approaches to nanomembrane functionalization through nanocompositing, which ensures performance far superior to that of simple nanomembranes. These approaches include lamination (stacking of nanometer-thin strata of different materials), introduction of nanoparticle fillers into the nanomembrane scaffold, nanomembrane surface sculpting and modification through patterning (including formation of nanohole arrays and introduction of ion channels similar in function to those in biological nanomembranes). We also present some of our original results related to functionalization of metal matrix composite nanomembranes.
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Jakšić, Z.; Matovic, J. Functionalization of Artificial Freestanding Composite Nanomembranes. Materials 2010, 3, 165-200.View more citation formats
Jakšić Z, Matovic J. Functionalization of Artificial Freestanding Composite Nanomembranes. Materials. 2010; 3(1):165-200.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jakšić, Zoran; Matovic, Jovan. 2010. "Functionalization of Artificial Freestanding Composite Nanomembranes." Materials 3, no. 1: 165-200.