6. Helical Nanoarchitecture

  1. Qiang Zhang and
  2. Fei Wei
  1. Meng-Qiang Zhao,
  2. Qiang Zhang and
  3. Fei Wei

Published Online: 11 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9783527664948.ch6

Advanced Hierarchical Nanostructured Materials

Advanced Hierarchical Nanostructured Materials

How to Cite

Zhao, M.-Q., Zhang, Q. and Wei, F. (2014) Helical Nanoarchitecture, in Advanced Hierarchical Nanostructured Materials (eds Q. Zhang and F. Wei), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527664948.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Tsinghua University, Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Beijing 100084, China

Author Information

  1. Tsinghua University, Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Beijing, 100084, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2014
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527333462

Online ISBN: 9783527664948

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Keywords:

  • helix;
  • nanomaterials;
  • synthesis;
  • mechanism;
  • amphiphilic molecules;
  • self-assembly

Summary

The fabrication of nanomaterials with helical structures is a hot topic for materials science due to their unique properties and potential applications. In this book chapter, the state of the art for the fabrication of helical nanoarchitectures is discussed in detail for both organic and inorganic materials according to their synthesis methods. The relevant formation mechanisms are also well discussed. Properties of the as-fabricated helical nanoarchitectures are briefly described. It was pointed out that much efforts are still required to be devoted on the well-controlled and large-scale synthesis, property investigation, and application of helical nanoarchitectures.