Chuan Fu Tan

Chuan Fu Tan
Johnson Controls · Digital Solutions

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The wide spectral range of the solar flux with undesirable diffused energy distribution remains a substantial impediment to the high‐efficiency utilization of the whole spectrum. Here, inspired by the spectrally selective sunlight utilization of plants, a spectrum‐tailored solar harnessing aerogel is conceived. It is composed of oxygen vacancy (Ov)...
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A significant methodology gap remains in the construction of advanced electrocatalysts, which has collaborative defective functionalities and structural coherence that maximizes electrochemical redox activity, electrical conductivity, and mass transport characteristics. Here, a coordinative self‐templated pseudomorphic transformation of an interpen...
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Nanotextured materials have been used extensively for water treatment and purification to minimize wastewater pollution from factories and oil spill accidents from damaging our ecosystem. With constant erosion from the environment, the adhesion of nanomaterials to surfaces has thus been a long-standing challenge for practical deployment in industri...
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Utilization of ubiquitous low-grade waste heat constitutes a possible avenue towards soft matter actuation and energy recovery opportunities. While most soft materials are not all that smart relying on power input of some kind for continuous response, we conceptualize a self-locked thermo-mechano feedback for autonomous motility and energy generati...
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One-dimensional (1D) metallic nanocrystal is an important class of plasmonic material for localization of light into subwavelength dimensions. Coupled with its intrinsic conductive properties and extended optical paths for light absorption, metallic nanowire is prevalent in light harnessing applications. However, transverse surface plasmon resonanc...
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Self-cleanable surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy affords a promising route toward environment-friendly biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics. It is of great importance to develop recyclable SERS substrates driven by a photocatalytic decomposition process, especially in the visible range. In this work, inspired by the hedgehog...
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Surface plasmon-based photonics offers exciting opportunities to enable fine control of the site, span, and extent of mechanical harvesting. However, the interaction between plasmonic photothermic and piezoresponse still remains underexplored. Here, spatially localized and controllable piezoresponse of a hybrid self-polarized polymeric-metallic sys...
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Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) have revealed widespread success in converting ambient mechanical energy into electric power. However, the challenge remains to improve the output performance for extensive applications. Herein, a strategy of combining surface texturing and dielectric constant control is developed to enhance the output performan...
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Although defects are traditionally perceived as undesired feature, the prevalence of tenacious low-coordinated defects can instead give rise to desirable functionalities. Here, a spontaneous etching of mesostructured crystal, cyanide-bridged cobalt-iron (CN-CoFe) organometallic hybrid into atomically crafted open framework that is populated with er...
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At present, there are various limitations to harvesting ambient waste heat which include the lack of economically viable material and innovative design features that can efficiently recover low grade heat for useful energy conversion. In this work, a thermal nanophotonic-pyroelectric (TNPh-pyro) scheme consisting of a metamaterial multilayer and py...
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Silver (Ag) as one of the most important plasmonic metals has attracted enormous attention due to its distinct surface plasmon resonance (SPR) absorption and high electrical conductivity. Here, we use Ag nanowires (NWs) as the starting material to prepare a series of core-shell structured Ag@Ag2S composites through an in-situ controllable and spont...
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Solar energy represents a robust and natural form of resource for environment remediation via photocatalytic pollutant degradation with minimum associated cost. However, due to the complexity of photodegradation process, it is a long-standing challenge to develop reliable photocatalytic systems with low recombination rate, excellent recyclability,...
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Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy affords a rapid, highly sensitive and non-destructive approach for label-free and finger-print diagnosis of a wide range of chemicals. It is of great significance to develop large-area, uniform and environmentally friendly SERS substrates for in-situ identification of analytes on complex topolog...
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A precise facetted growth of epitaxially interfaced semiconductor–metal–semiconductor (S–M–S) interconnected nanoarray is demonstrated in a novel one-pot electroless galvanic process, in article 1604417 by G. W. Ho and co-workers. The quasi-continuous conductive nanoplates interfaced with photoactive nanorods render a new structural concept, with u...
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We present a room temperature topotactic consolidation of cobalt and zinc constituents into monocrystalline CoZn hydroxide nanosheets, by a localized corrosion of zinc foils with cobalt precursors. By virtue of similar lattice orientation and structure coordination, the hybrid hydroxides amalgamate atomically without phase separation. Importantly,...
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We present a room temperature topotactic consolidation of cobalt and zinc constituents into monocrystalline CoZn hydroxide nanosheets, by a localized corrosion of zinc foils with cobalt precursors. By virtue of similar lattice orientation and structure coordination, the hybrid hydroxides amalgamate atomically without phase separation. Importantly,...
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A macroporous carbon network combined with mesoporous catalyst immobilization by a template method gives a metal oxide-organic framework (MoOF) foam microreactor that readily soaks up pollutants and localizes solar energy in itself, leading to effective degradation of water pollutants (e.g., methyl orange, MO) and also hydrogen generation. The clea...
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Utilizing solar energy for environmental and energy remediations based on photocatalytic hydrogen (H2) generation and water cleaning poses great challenges due to inadequate visible-light power conversion, high recombination rate and intermittent availability of solar energy. Here, we report an energy-harvesting technology that utilizes multiple en...
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We report the fabrication of a fully solution-processed ZnO nanowires array on flexible stainless steel mesh. ZnO nanowires of uniform dimensions are radially and densely assembled over a large area of the mesh. Various metal and metal oxide nanoparticles are photochemically deposited onto the ZnO nanowires and the corresponding effects on the phot...

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Ambient temperature reduction by 4 ºC to bring about lower peak electricity demands for cooling buildings by 15-30%.