Publication
Title
New nano-architectures of mesoporous silica spheres analyzed by advanced electron microscopy
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Abstract
Using template-containing silica microspheres as a precursor, novel ordered mesoporous silica nanoparticles with a narrow pore size distribution and high crystallinity have been synthesized by various hydrothermal merging processes. Several architectures like chains, dumbbells, triangles, squares and flowers have been discovered. The linking mechanisms of these interacting silica spheres leading to the formation of ordered nano-structures are studied by HRTEM, HAADF-STEM and electron tomography and a plausible model is presented for several merging processes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Nanoscale / Royal Society of Chemistry [London] - Cambridge
Publication
Cambridge : 2012
ISSN
2040-3364
Volume/pages
4:5(2012), p. 1722-1727
ISI
000300433700051
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 29.02.2012
Last edited 23.06.2017
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