Binary cooperative complementary nanoscale interfacial materials
L. Jiang*, R. Wang, B. Yang, T. J. Li, D. A. Tryk, A. Fujishima, K.
Hashimoto, and D. B. Zhu
*Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry,
Research Center for Molecular Sciences, Beijing, 100080, China
Abstract: Binary cooperative complementary nanoscale interfacial
materials, i.e, materials with two complementary properties on the nanoscale,
are introduced as a new concept for the design of functional materials.
The concept is based on the generation of nanostructures with mutually
compensating properties on the surface of a solid. Under certain coordinating
conditions, unexpected properties may often appear at these kinds of
interfaces, creating a huge potential for applications and theoretical
research. Recent research indicates that the binary cooperative complementary
concept is extremely useful for the design and creation of nanoscale
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