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Title: Phase engineering of nanomaterials
Authors: Chen, Ye
Lai, Zhuangchai
Zhang, Xiao
Fan, Zhanxi
He, Qiyuan
Tan, Chaoliang
Zhang, Hua
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Chen, Y., Lai, Z., Zhang, X., Fan, Z., He, Q., Tan, C., & Zhang, H. (2020). Phase engineering of nanomaterials. Nature Reviews Chemistry, 4(5), 243–256. doi:10.1038/s41570-020-0173-4
Project: MOE2016-T2-2-103
AcRF Tier 1 2017-T1-001-150
AcRF Tier 1 2017-T1-002-119
NTU Start-Up Grant (M4081296.070.500000)
A*STAR AME IRG (project no. A1783c0009)
Start-Up Grant (Project No. 9610480, 7200651 and 9380100) and grants (Project No. 9610478 and 1886921) in City University of Hong Kong.
Journal: Nature Reviews Chemistry
Abstract: Phase has emerged as an important structural parameter — in addition to composition, morphology, architecture, facet, size and dimensionality — that determines the properties and functionalities of nanomaterials. In particular, unconventional phases in nanomaterials that are unattainable in the bulk state can potentially endow nanomaterials with intriguing properties and innovative applications. Great progress has been made in the phase engineering of nanomaterials (PEN), including synthesis of nanomaterials with unconventional phases and phase transformation of nanomaterials. This Review provides an overview on the recent progress in PEN. We discuss various strategies used to synthesize nanomaterials with unconventional phases and induce phase transformation of nanomaterials, by taking noble metals and layered transition metal dichalcogenides as typical examples. Moreover, we also highlight recent advances in the preparation of amorphous nanomaterials, amorphous–crystalline and crystal phase-based hetero-nanostructures. We also provide personal perspectives on challenges and opportunities in this emerging field, including exploration of phase-dependent properties and applications, rational design of phase-based heterostructures and extension of the concept of phase engineering to a wider range of materials.
ISSN: 2397-3358
DOI: 10.1038/s41570-020-0173-4
Rights: © 2020 Nature Research. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Nature Reviews Chemistry and is made available with permission of Nature Research.
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