Hollow cubic silica shells and assembled porous coatings

Zhuopeng Wang, Mark A. Snyder, Wei Fan, Michael Tsapatsis

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A benign and facile process for forming monodisperse, hollow porous silica shells of a novel cubic morphology is identified. Templated on monodisperse crystalline germania cores that can be removed via aqueous dissolution, the hollow shells and their core-shell precursors are amenable to assembly into highly porous, gap-free near-monolayer films through manual and evaporative assembly techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-507
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010


  • Coating
  • Deposition
  • Hollow shells
  • Silica
  • Thin films

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