Publications

This page lists most of our publications starting from 2014.

Total: ca. 150 Publications

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Read the full article here: Adv. Mater. 2018, 1802477. 

Synthetic mimics of natural high‐performance structural materials have shown great and partly unforeseen opportunities for the design of multifunctional materials. For nacre‐mimetic nanocomposites, it has remained...

Read the full articles here: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b06359

The development of on-demand cross-linking strategies is a key aspect in promoting mechanical properties of high-performance bioinspired nanocomposites. Here, we embed styrene su...

Get the full paper here: Scientific Reports 7, 39910 (2017)

Highly loaded polymer/clay nanocomposites with layered structures are emerging as robust fire retardant surface coatings. However, time-intensive sequential deposition processes, e.g. layer-by-layer strate...

Get the full paper here: Nano Letters 16, 5167 (2016); (Highlighted in SCIENCE; 353, 787, 2016).

Nature provides design paradigms for adaptive, self-healing, and synergistic high-performance structural materials. Nacre’s brick-and-mortar architecture is renowned for com...

Get the full paper here: ACS Appl. Mat. Inter. 7, 15681 (2015)

We demonstrate electrically and ionically conducting nacre-mimetic nanocomposites prepared using self-assembly of synthetic nanoclay in combination with PEDOT:PSS and a poly(ionic liquid) polymer from aqueou...

Get the full article here: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 8653 (2015).

Designing the reversible interactions of biopolymers remains a grand challenge for an integral mimicry of mechanically superior biological composites. Yet, they are the key to synergistic combinations of...

Get the full paper here: Nat. Commun. 6, 5967 (2015).

Nacre-mimetics hold great promise as mechanical high-performance and functional materials. Here we demonstrate large progress of mechanical and functional properties of self-assembled polymer/nanoclay nacre-mimetics...

Get the full article here: ACS Appl. Mat. Int. 5, 3738 (2013).

Although advances have been reported to mimic the mechanically excellent structure of natural nacre, larger-scale applications are still limited due to time and energy-intensive preparation pathways. Herein,...

Get the full article here: Adv. Mater. 25, 5055 (2013).

Biological high-performance composites inspire to create new tough, strong, and stiff structural materials. We show a brittle-to-ductile transition in a self-assembled nacre-inspired poly(vinyl alcohol)/nanoclay co...

Get the full article here: Nanoscale, 5, 9348 (2013).

Although tremendous effort has been focused on enhancing the mechanical properties of nacre-mimetic materials, conservation of high stiffness and strength against hydration-induced decay of mechanical properties at h...

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