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Freestanding ultrathin nano-membranes via self-assembly

Cheng, Wenlong and Campolongo, Michael J. and Tan, Shawn J. and Luo, Dan (2009) Freestanding ultrathin nano-membranes via self-assembly. Nano Today, 4 (6). 482 - 493.

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Freestanding ultrathin nano-membranes (FUN-membranes) are two-dimensional materials of nanoscale thickness (less than 100 nm) with little or no substrate support. Recently, there has been an emerging interest to rationally design such membranes for a broad spectrum of appealing applications ranging from lightweight, foldable electronic devices to highly efficient separation and sensing systems. In this review, we aim to summarize the recent developments of FUN-membranes fabricated via an assortment of bottom-up self-assembly strategies. In particular, we will describe the various fabrication methods, characterization approaches, as well as the properties and applications of FUN-membrane materials.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Freestanding nano-membrane; Ultrathin nano-membrane; Nanoparticle-based membrane; Bottom-up self-assembly; DNA nanotechnology; DNA nanomaterials; Nucleic acid engineering
Subjects:Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Engineering > Nanotechnology applications in ICT
ID Code:8520
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:22 Apr 2010 10:44
Last Modified:22 Apr 2010 10:44

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