Reprinted with permission from Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 21, 9040-9048.  Copyright 2019 American Chemical Society.

Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 21, 9040-9048 (2019)

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03307

Two-dimensional monocrystalline oxide nanomaterials have a great impact on material innovation and property advancement. However, creating them with fine control remains a grand challenge. Inspired by the biomineralization processes, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison were able to synthesize the monocrystalline 2D nanosheets under the mix-charges amphiphilic monolayer. The growth process was monitored by in-situ grazing incidence X-ray diffractions at NSF’s ChemMatCARS.

Yizhan Wang 1, Yeqi Shi, Ziyi Zhang 1, Corey Carlos 1, Chenyu Zhang 1, Karishma Bhawnani 1, Jun Li 1, Jingyu Wang 1, Paul M. Voyles 1, Izabela Szlufarska 1, and Xudong Wang *1

1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA.