Interfacial jamming reinforced Pickering emulgel for arbitrary architected nanocomposite with connected nanomaterial matrix

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

View graph of relations

Author(s)

  • Yuanyuan Zhang
  • Guangming Zhu
  • Biqin Dong
  • Jiaoning Tang
  • Florian J. Stadler
  • Guanghui Yang
  • Shuxian Hong
  • Feng Xing

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number111
Journal / PublicationNature Communications
Volume12
Online published4 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) nanocomposite (NC) printing has emerged as a major approach to translate nanomaterial physical properties to 3D geometries. However, 3D printing of conventional NCs with polymer matrix lacks control over nanomaterial connection that facilitates maximizing nanomaterial advantages. Thus, a printable NC that features nanomaterials matrix necessitates development, nevertheless, faces a challenge in preparation because of the trade-off between viscosity and interfacial stability. Here, we develop viscoelastic Pickering emulgels as NC inks through jamming nanomaterials on interfaces and in continuous phase. Emulgel composed of multiphases allow a vast range of composition options and superior printability. The excellent attributes initiate NC with spatial control over geometrics and functions through 3D printing of graphene oxide/phase-change materials emulgel, for instance. This versatile approach provides the means for architecting NCs with nanomaterial continuous phase whose performance does not constrain the vast array of available nanomaterials and allows for arbitrary hybridization and patterns.

Citation Format(s)

Interfacial jamming reinforced Pickering emulgel for arbitrary architected nanocomposite with connected nanomaterial matrix. / Zhang, Yuanyuan; Zhu, Guangming; Dong, Biqin; Wang, Feng; Tang, Jiaoning; Stadler, Florian J.; Yang, Guanghui; Hong, Shuxian; Xing, Feng.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 12, 111, 2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review