Freestanding ultrathin metallic nanosheets: Materials, synthesis, and applications

Tao Ling, Jing Jing Wang, Hao Zhang, Shu Tao Song, Yu Zhu Zhou, Jiong Zhao, Xi Wen Du

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KGaA, Weinheim. Freestanding ultrathin metallic nanosheets (FUMNSs) with atomic thickness attract extensive attention because they display remarkable advantages over their bulk counterparts by virtue of their large specific area, high aspect ratio, and unsaturated surface coordination. The state of the art of research on FUMNSs is reviewed here, wherein the important progress from the aspects of material category, synthetic strategy, and practical application are introduced, and it is demonstrated that FUMNSs will play an important role in the fields of optoelectrics, catalysis, and magnetism. Free-standing ultrathin metallic nanosheets with atomic thickness are the subject of considerable attention. Many kinds of metallic nanosheets with several atomic layers can be successfully synthesized through well-controlled anisotropic growth. These ultrathin metallic nanosheets display unique physical and chemical properties, and show great potential in biochemical sensing and imaging, industrial catalysis, and magnetic recording devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5396-5402
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • application
  • metallic nanosheets
  • synthesis
  • ultrathin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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