Nanoclays are nanoparticles of layered mineral silicates. Montmorillonite, bentonite, and halloysite nanoclays and organoclays are used in polymer-clay nanocomposites, as rheology modifiers, and drug delivery carriers.
The emerging field of printed electronics requires a suite of functional materials for applications including flexible and large-area displays, radio frequency identification tags, portable energy harvesting and storage, biomedical and environmental sensor arrays,5,6 and logic circuits.
One of the desirable end-goals of materials science research is the development of multi-functional materials. These materials are defined as compositions that bring more than one property enhancement to a particular application, thus allowing the material to replace more than
New methods for materials fabrication at the micro- and nanoscale will drive scientific and technological advances in areas of materials science, chemistry, physics, and biology. The broad diversity of potentially relevant materials, length scales, and architectures underscores the need for
Partnering additive manufacturing (3D printing) with functional nanomaterial-based inks has the potential to push the properties and performance of advanced materials beyond previous capabilities. This is particularly true in energy and environmental applications.
Three-dimensional (3D) printing technology, also called additive manufacturing (AM), has recently come into the spotlight because of its potential high-impact implementation in applications ranging from personal tools to aerospace equipment.