Binary cooperative complementary nanoscale interfacial materials

L. Jiang, R. Wang, B. Yang, T. J. Li, D. A. Tryk, A. Fujishima, K. Hashimoto, D. B. Zhu

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Binary cooperative complementary nanoscale interfacial materials, i.e, materials with two complementary properties on the nanoscale, are introduced as a new concept for the design of functional materials. The concept is based on the generation of nanostructures with mutually compensating properties on the surface of a solid. Under certain coordinating conditions, unexpected properties may often appear at these kinds of interfaces, creating a huge potential for applications and theoretical research. Recent research indicates that the binary cooperative complementary concept is extremely useful for the design and creation of nanoscale functional materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-81
Number of pages9
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

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