Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials

Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials bridges the gap between fundamental materials discovery and latest advances in technology development. The journal covers the novel functionalities of nanomaterials.

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Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials

Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials bridges the gap between fundamental materials discovery and latest advances in technology development. The journal covers the novel functionalities of nanomaterials.

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Articles

Published: 25 September 2018 -

Vol 2
Guanghui Leng , Helena Navarro , Qinghua Yu , Gilmore Wellio , Geng Qiao , Chuan Li , Yaoting Huang , Yanqi Zhao , Gan Zhang , Yuanye Meng , Chun Chang , Yongliang Li , Yulong Ding , Zhu Jiang  and Lin Cong

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.

Published: 24 July 2018 -

Vol 2
Yapeng Chen , Jingyao Gao , Qingwei Yan , Xiao Hou , Shengcheng Shu , Mingliang Wu , Nan Jiang , Xinming Li , Jian-Bin Xu , Cheng-Te Lin  and Jinhong Yu

Owing to its excellent thermal and mechanical properties of graphene, graphene-based composites have attracted tremendous research interest in recent years. In particular, graphene with high thermal conductivity becomes an important and promising filler in composites for thermal management. This critical review focus on the recent advances in graphene-based composites with high thermal conductivity. After the introduction of thermal conductive mechanisms of graphene-based composites, the fabrication methods of graphene-based composites are summarized. Then we also discuss currently researches of various graphene-based composites such as graphene/thermoplastic composites and graphene/thermoset composites. Herein, the mechanisms, preparation, and properties of graphene-based composites are discussed along with detailed examples from the scientific literature and the guidance are provided on the fabrication of composites with high thermal conductivity.

Published: 09 March 2018 -

Vol 2
Sakineh Chabi , Esther Garcia-Tunon , Hongmei Chen , Yongde Xia , Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez  and Yanqiu Zhu

This study describes the correlation between structural, mechanical and electrochemical properties of graphene foam (GF) and focuses on the effects of 3D structure on the cycle life of graphene composite electrodes. The mechanical properties of the foam were assessed under in-situ compression tests within a scanning electron microscope. The foam showed a significant recovery after subjecting it to a compression strain exceeding 70%. The mechanical integrity and recoverability of the GF is related to its structural features, such as hollow struts, large size of the graphene sheets and low level of defects, all enabled the elastic deformation under compression loading. The advantage of the high flexibility and elasticity of these GFs was further explored and validated by using them as substrates for making composite materials for supercapacitor electrodes. Our findings indicated that the produced 3D GF-based composite have excellent cycle life and they do not show any capacity fading after thousands cycles of cyclic voltammetry test. This excellent performance is due to their ability to accommodate the cyclic strains during repeated charge-discharge cycles.

Published: 12 February 2018 -

Vol 2
Bandar Y. Alfaifi , Habib Ullah , Sulaiman Alfaifi , Asif A. Tahir  and Tapas K. Mallick

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.

Published: 14 August 2017 -

Vol 1
Igor Smolyaninov  and Vera Smolyaninova

Existing designs of transformation acoustic cloaks are not easy to implement in many practical situations because of their large dimensions, while scattering cancellation cloaks do not protect the inner cloak volume. Here, we report implementation of an acoustic metamaterial exhibiting “infinite cylinder-like” dispersion in an ultrathin (~1 mm) and ultralightweight (~3 g) acoustic cloak design intended to protect a human-head-size object in air, which combines scattering cancellation in the far-field with efficient sound proofing of the inner cloak volume.



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Veruscript Functional Nanomaterials E-ISSN: 2515-5687