Bioinspired layered materials with superior mechanical performance via interface design

Qunfeng Cheng, Lei Jiang, Zhiyong Tang

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Inspired from nature, orderly layered structure, has been broadly accepted to be very effective candidate to construct high mechanical performance materials. Herein, we summarize our recent research work and outstanding representative progress from other groups in the interface design of the bioinspired layered materials composed of varying primitive materials. The interface designs for bioinspired layered materials are generally categorized into: (1) hydrogen bonding, (2) ionic bonding, and (3) covalent bonding. Altogether, we demonstrate that these interface design strategies are significant for constructing high performance bioinspired layered materials as well as offer innovative insights into production of functional artificial materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014
PublisherNano Science and Technology Institute
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781482258271
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventNanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech) 2014 - Washington, United States of America
Duration: 15 Jun 201418 Jun 2014


ConferenceNanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech) 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
OtherNanotechnology 2014: MEMS, Fluidics, Bio Systems, Medical, Computational and Photonics - 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014
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  • Bioinspired
  • Interface
  • Layered materials
  • Mechanical properties

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