Nanocomposites

Paving the way to stronger materials

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The properties of materials reinforced by nanoparticles often fall far short of those predicted by theory, but now a layer-by-layer assembly approach offers a way in which nanocomposite materials could begin to realise their true potential.

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Figure 1: The evolving architecture of nanocomposites.

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Wagner, H. Paving the way to stronger materials. Nature Nanotech 2, 742–744 (2007) doi:10.1038/nnano.2007.401

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