Molecular gels for controlled formation of micro-/nano-structures

Li, Jing-Liang and Liu, Xiang Yang 2013, Molecular gels for controlled formation of micro-/nano-structures, in Soft fibrillar materials: fabrication and applications, Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, pp.163-181.

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Title Molecular gels for controlled formation of micro-/nano-structures
Author(s) Li, Jing-Liang
Liu, Xiang Yang
Title of book Soft fibrillar materials: fabrication and applications
Editor(s) Liu, Xiang Yang
Li, Jing-Liang
Publication date 2013
Chapter number 5
Total chapters 9
Start page 163
End page 181
Total pages 19
Publisher Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Place of Publication Weinheim, Germany
Summary The preparation of nano structured materials such as nanoparticles, nanofiber and nanowires have been a focus of research in the last two decades. Due to their large surface-to-volume ration and superior properties compared to the conventional macroscopic materials, these materials promise to revolutionize many fields such as electronics, catalysis, and biomedicine. Hence, controlling the growth of these nanostructures has been a global interest. Although controlling the formation of macroscopically sized inorganic materials can be easily achieved, it is a challenge if the size of a material is reduced to a micrometer or nanometer scale. Synthesis of structures using organic templates has been demonstrated to be a simple and convenient approach, since the organic matter can be easily removed by calcination or suitable solvents. These organic templates include colloidal particles and fibers of polymers, aggregates of surfactants, carbon materials such as carbon nanotubes, organic crystals and fibers in small-molecule gels (SMGs) and polymer gels.
ISBN 9783527331628
Language eng
Field of Research 091205 Functional Materials
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061731

Document type: Book Chapter
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