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.
Articles referencing this term
Jing Huang, Chang-an Tao, Qi An, Weixia Zhang, Yiguang Wu, Xuesong Li, Dezhong Shen and Guangtao Li, Chem. Commun., 2010 , 46 , 967
Peng Liu, Jianguo Sun, Jinghuan Huang, Rong Peng, Jian Tang and Jiandong Ding, Nanoscale, 2010 , 2 , 122
Rong Zhu, Martyn McLachlan, Steve Reyntjens, Farid Tariq, Mary P. Ryan and David W. McComb, Nanoscale, 2009 , 1 , 355