Coupling of soft technology (layer-by-layer assembly) with hard materials (mesoporous solids) to give hierarchic functional structures

Ariga, Katsuhiko, Ji, Qingmin, Hill, Jonathan P. and Vinu, Ajayan (2009) Coupling of soft technology (layer-by-layer assembly) with hard materials (mesoporous solids) to give hierarchic functional structures. Soft Matter, 5 19: 3562-3571. doi:10.1039/b909397d


Author Ariga, Katsuhiko
Ji, Qingmin
Hill, Jonathan P.
Vinu, Ajayan
Title Coupling of soft technology (layer-by-layer assembly) with hard materials (mesoporous solids) to give hierarchic functional structures
Journal name Soft Matter   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-683X
1744-6848
Publication date 2009-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1039/b909397d
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 5
Issue 19
Start page 3562
End page 3571
Total pages 10
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Language eng
Abstract Bottom-up fabrication based on self-assembly has become a central subject of the emerging strategies in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Recently, two paradigms of the self-assembly domain, that is mesoporous fabrication and layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly, have been merged to create functional hierarchic structures that co-possess characteristics of both: highly-precise pore geometries and organized layered structures. In this highlight article, we introduce recent pioneering examples of nanomaterials fabricated by using combinations of these techniques. Following brief introductions to each of the two basic techniques, descriptions of their combinations, i.e. LbL assembly involving mesoporous structures entailing immobilization of functionalities in nanopores and template syntheses or LbL assembly of mesoporous structures including design of functional hierarchic structures, will be given. Coupling of mesoporous materials technologies and LbL assembly will introduce methods for construction of well-designed and integrated nano- and microstructures beyond the individual categories of soft matter and hard materials.
Keyword Nanoscience
Nanotechnology
Self-assembly
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
 
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