Disassembly and self-reassembly in periodic nanostructures: A face-centered-to-simple-cubic transformation

Fan Li, Sarah A. Delo, Andreas Stein

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Abstract

Cube it: Ordered three-dimensional arrays of nanocubes with an unusual simple-cubic packing geometry are formed when a TiO2-P 2O5 inverse opal structure disassembles and self-reassembles during a synthesis involving a face-centered-cubic colloidal crystal template. In this way, it may be possible to alter nanoparticle shapes and achieve more-complex geometries in colloidal crystal systems. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6666-6669
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume46
Issue number35
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Colloidal crystals
  • Nanomaterials
  • Self-assembly
  • Sol-gel process
  • Template synthesis

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