Self-assembled ordered mesoporous metals
Control over the structure of metals at the mesoscale (2-50 nm) is crucial for emerging applications such as energy conversion, sensing, and information processing. The self-assembly of nanoparticles with block copolymers provides a natural entry point to materials of this length scale. The field's historical development, relevant physical models, and recent results are presented.
Keywords: block copolymers ; self-assembly ; metals ; particle synthesis ; mesoporous ; Liquid-Crystalline Phases ; Block-Copolymer Phases ; Molecular-Sieves ; Mesostructured Materials ; Silica ; Templates ; Chemistry ; Hybrid ; Oxides ; Films
Record created on 2010-11-30, modified on 2016-08-09