Spontaneous wide-area spreading of oil on water inspires a facile energy-saving route of crafting electrically conductive nanostructures for future sensor/energy devices
Oil and water do not mix, but what happens where oil and water meet? Or where air meets liquid? Unique reactions occur at these interfaces, which a team of researchers based in Japan used to develop the first successful construction of uniform, electrically conductive nanosheets needed for next-generation sensors and energy production technologies.
The research collaboration from Osaka Prefecture University, the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute and the University of Tokyo published their approach on Oct. 28 in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
Publication: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Title: Uniaxially Oriented Electrically Conductive Metal-organic Framework Nanosheets Assembled at Air/Liquid Interfaces
Authors: Takashi Ohata, Akihiro Nomoto, Takeshi Watanabe, Ichiro Hirosawa, Tatsuyuki Makita, Jun Takeya and *Rie Makiura