Architecture and engineering of a supramolecular functional material by manipulating the nano-structure of fiber network
journal contributionposted on 2005-01-01, 00:00 authored by Jingliang LiJingliang Li, X Y Liu
Three-dimensional fiber networks were created from an organogel system consisting mainly of elongated fibrils by using a nonionic surfactant as an additive. The presence of the surfactant molecules manipulates the network structure by enhancing the mismatch nucleation on the growing fiber tips. Both the fiber network structure and the rheological properties of the material can be finely tuned by changing the surfactant concentration, which provides a robust approach to the engineering of supramolecular soft functional materials.