Advanced Materials

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24_14/2012Layered Composites: Bioinspired Layered Composites Based on Flattened Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (Adv. Mater. 14/2012)

The cover illustrates a bioinspired strategy for fabricating layered composites based on flattened double-walled carbon nanotubes (FDWCNTs), as described by Q. F. Cheng, Z. Y. Tang, and co-workers on page 1838. The 2D feature of FDWCNTs facilitates formation of composites with a layered hierarchical micro-/nanostructure, which dramatically improves FDWCNT loading and results in good mechanical properties. This novel route is an important improvement towards achieving high-perform-ance CNT-reinforced polymer composites.

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