Architecture of macromolecular network of soft functional materials : from structure to function

Xiong, Jun-Ying, Liu, Xiang-Yang, Li, Jing-Liang and Vallon, Martin Wilhelm 2007, Architecture of macromolecular network of soft functional materials : from structure to function, Journal of physical chemistry B, vol. 111, no. 20, pp. 5558-5563, doi: 10.1021/jp070600l.

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Title Architecture of macromolecular network of soft functional materials : from structure to function
Author(s) Xiong, Jun-Ying
Liu, Xiang-Yang
Li, Jing-LiangORCID iD for Li, Jing-Liang
Vallon, Martin Wilhelm
Journal name Journal of physical chemistry B
Volume number 111
Issue number 20
Start page 5558
End page 5563
Publisher American Chemical Society
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1520-6106
Keyword(s) macromolecular nanofiber
nanofiber network
soft materials
nano fabrication
Summary An enhanced macromolecular nanofiber network and its implications have been developed by employing the understanding of its formation with an emphasis on its topological aspect. Using agarose aqueous solution as a typical example, the macromolecular nanofiber network of soft functional materials has been clearly visualized for the first time using the developed technique of field emission scanning electronic microscopy coupled with flash-freeze-drying. Both the systematic kinetic study and the image evidence indicates that the nanofiber network in soft functional materials such as agarose turns out to form through a self-expitaxial nucleation-controlled process. This new understanding enables us to engineer ultra functions of soft materials via nanofiber network architecture, which in turn opens up a new direction in nano fabrication.
Language eng
DOI 10.1021/jp070600l
Field of Research 091205 Functional Materials
030603 Colloid and Surface Chemistry
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, American Chemical Society
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