Aleksey Shmeliov

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If they could be easily exfoliated, layered materials would become a diverse source of two-dimensional crystals whose properties would be useful in applications ranging from electronics to energy storage. We show that layered compounds such as MoS(2), WS(2), MoSe(2), MoTe(2), TaSe(2), NbSe(2), NiTe(2), BN, and Bi(2)Te(3) can be efficiently dispersed in(More)
UNLABELLED This work describes silicon nanoparticle-based lithium-ion battery negative electrodes where multiple nonactive electrode additives (usually carbon black and an inert polymer binder) are replaced with a single conductive binder, in this case, the conducting polymer PEDOT PSS. While enabling the production of well-mixed slurry-cast electrodes(More)
Structural characterization of 2D nanomaterials is an important step towards their future applications. In this work we carried out imaging and structural analysis of 2D h-BN produced by chemical-exfoliation, emphasizing the stacking order in few-layer sheets. Our analysis, for the first time has shown conclusively that non-bulk stacking can exist in 2D(More)
We have studied the exfoliation and dispersion of hexabenzocoronene (HBC) in 28 different solvents. We see a wide range of dispersed concentrations and aggregation states, all of which can be related to the solvent properties. To a first approximation, the dispersed concentration is maximized for solvents with Hildebrand solubility parameter close to 21(More)
Liquid-phase exfoliation of layered materials offers a large-scale approach toward the synthesis of 2D nanostructures. Structural properties of materials can however change during transition from bulk to the 2D state. Any such changes must be examined and understood for successful implementation of 2D nanostructures. In this work, we demonstrate nonbulk(More)
2D transition-metal carbides and nitrides, known as MXenes, have displayed promising properties in numerous applications, such as energy storage, electromagnetic interference shielding, and catalysis. Titanium carbide MXene (Ti3 C2 Tx ), in particular, has shown significant energy-storage capability. However, previously, only micrometer-thick,(More)
The maximum magnetisation (saturation magnetisation) obtainable for iron oxide nanoparticles can be increased by doping the nanocrystals with non-magnetic elements such as zinc. Herein, we closely study how only slightly different synthesis approaches towards such doped nanoparticles strongly influence the resulting sub-nano/atomic structure. We compare two(More)
Herein, the formation of hollow microballoons derived from superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with silica patches is reported. Depending on the experimental conditions, single- or multishelled superparamagnetic microballoons as well as multivesicular structures were obtained. We show how such structural changes follow a lifelike process that is(More)
University of Oxford, Department of Materi National Laboratory of Solid State Microstr and Engineering, Nanjing 210093, People's EM Application Group, EM Business UN Akishima, Tokyo 196-8558, Japan SuperSTEM, STFC Daresbury Laboratories, Research Complex at Harwell, Rutherford Didcot OX11 0FA, UK School of Chemistry, School of Physics & C Ireland. E-mail:(More)
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