Colloidal crystal templating

Definition: A synthesis method in which polymer spheres are assembled into a colloidal crystal on a substrate by evaporation induced self-assembly. The free spaces between the spheres are subsequently infiltrated with a metal by electrodeposition, and the colloidal particles are selectively removed by dissolution in a solvent (e.g. toluene) leaving behind a periodic arrangement of spherical voids embedded in a solid macroporous matrix.

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3D-ordered macroporous poly(ionic liquid) films as multifunctional materials
Jing Huang, Chang-an Tao, Qi An, Weixia Zhang, Yiguang Wu, Xuesong Li, Dezhong Shen and Guangtao Li, Chem. Commun., 2010 , 46 , 967
DOI: 10.1039/b921280a

Fabrication of micropatterns of nanoarrays on a polymeric gel surface
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DOI: 10.1039/b9nr00124g

Controlling the electrodeposition of mesoporous metals for nanoplasmonics
Rong Zhu, Martyn McLachlan, Steve Reyntjens, Farid Tariq, Mary P. Ryan and David W. McComb, Nanoscale, 2009 , 1 , 355
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