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Title: Nano-array integrated monolithic devices: toward rational materials design and multi-functional performance by scalable nanostructures assembly

Abstract

We report the scalable three-dimensional (3-D) integration of functional nanostructures into applicable platforms represents a promising technology to meet the ever-increasing demands of fabricating high performance devices featuring cost-effectiveness, structural sophistication and multi-functional enabling. Such an integration process generally involves a diverse array of nanostructural entities (nano-entities) consisting of dissimilar nanoscale building blocks such as nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanofilms made of metals, ceramics, or polymers. Various synthetic strategies and integration methods have enabled the successful assembly of both structurally and functionally tailored nano-arrays into a unique class of monolithic devices. The performance of nano-array based monolithic devices is dictated by a few important factors such as materials substrate selection, nanostructure composition and nano-architecture geometry. Therefore, the rational material selection and nano-entity manipulation during the nano-array integration process, aiming to exploit the advantageous characteristics of nanostructures and their ensembles, are critical steps towards bridging the design of nanostructure integrated monolithic devices with various practical applications. In this article, we highlight the latest research progress of the two-dimensional (2-D) and 3-D metal and metal oxide based nanostructural integrations into prototype devices applicable with ultrahigh efficiency, good robustness and improved functionality. Lastly, selective examples of nano-array integration, scalable nanomanufacturing and representative monolithic devicesmore » such as catalytic converters, sensors and batteries will be utilized as the connecting dots to display a roadmap from hierarchical nanostructural assembly to practical nanotechnology implications ranging from energy, environmental, to chemical and biotechnology areas.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States). Nanomaterials Science Laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Engineering & Institute of Materials Science
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1430250
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0006854; FE0011577
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
CrystEngComm
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 17; Journal ID: ISSN 1466-8033
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Wang, Sibo, Ren, Zheng, Guo, Yanbing, and Gao, Pu-Xian. Nano-array integrated monolithic devices: toward rational materials design and multi-functional performance by scalable nanostructures assembly. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1039/c6ce00342g.
Wang, Sibo, Ren, Zheng, Guo, Yanbing, & Gao, Pu-Xian. Nano-array integrated monolithic devices: toward rational materials design and multi-functional performance by scalable nanostructures assembly. United States. doi:10.1039/c6ce00342g.
Wang, Sibo, Ren, Zheng, Guo, Yanbing, and Gao, Pu-Xian. Mon . "Nano-array integrated monolithic devices: toward rational materials design and multi-functional performance by scalable nanostructures assembly". United States. doi:10.1039/c6ce00342g. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1430250.
@article{osti_1430250,
title = {Nano-array integrated monolithic devices: toward rational materials design and multi-functional performance by scalable nanostructures assembly},
author = {Wang, Sibo and Ren, Zheng and Guo, Yanbing and Gao, Pu-Xian},
abstractNote = {We report the scalable three-dimensional (3-D) integration of functional nanostructures into applicable platforms represents a promising technology to meet the ever-increasing demands of fabricating high performance devices featuring cost-effectiveness, structural sophistication and multi-functional enabling. Such an integration process generally involves a diverse array of nanostructural entities (nano-entities) consisting of dissimilar nanoscale building blocks such as nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanofilms made of metals, ceramics, or polymers. Various synthetic strategies and integration methods have enabled the successful assembly of both structurally and functionally tailored nano-arrays into a unique class of monolithic devices. The performance of nano-array based monolithic devices is dictated by a few important factors such as materials substrate selection, nanostructure composition and nano-architecture geometry. Therefore, the rational material selection and nano-entity manipulation during the nano-array integration process, aiming to exploit the advantageous characteristics of nanostructures and their ensembles, are critical steps towards bridging the design of nanostructure integrated monolithic devices with various practical applications. In this article, we highlight the latest research progress of the two-dimensional (2-D) and 3-D metal and metal oxide based nanostructural integrations into prototype devices applicable with ultrahigh efficiency, good robustness and improved functionality. Lastly, selective examples of nano-array integration, scalable nanomanufacturing and representative monolithic devices such as catalytic converters, sensors and batteries will be utilized as the connecting dots to display a roadmap from hierarchical nanostructural assembly to practical nanotechnology implications ranging from energy, environmental, to chemical and biotechnology areas.},
doi = {10.1039/c6ce00342g},
journal = {CrystEngComm},
number = 17,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 21 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Mar 21 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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