Self-Assembly of Two-Dimensional Nanosheets into One-Dimensional Nanostructures

Zhuangchai Lai, Ye Chen, Chaoliang Tan, Xiao Zhang, Hua Zhang

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Ultrathin 2D nanosheets, such as graphene and transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), have attracted considerable attention in the last decade. The large lateral size, ultrathin thickness, and high flexibility of these ultrathin 2D nanosheets render them appealing building blocks for constructing new nanostructures via self-assembly, e.g., 3D networks, 1D nanoscrolls, nanotubes, and nanofibers, and 0D nanoparticles. This review summarizes the recent progress on the assembly of ultrathin 2D nanosheets into novel nanostructures with a particular focus on 1D nanostructures. We begin by introducing various methods for the assembly of 2D nanosheets into 1D nanostructures and then discuss their potential applications in energy storage, electronic devices, and sensors. We conclude with the current research progress and some personal perspectives on the challenges and future research directions in this promising area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-77
Number of pages19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • graphene nanoscrolls
  • nanofibers
  • one-dimensional nanostructures
  • self-assembly
  • transition-metal dichalcogenides
  • two-dimensional nanosheets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Materials Chemistry

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