Cover Picture: Dramatic Morphology Control in the Fabrication of Porous Polymer Films (Adv. Funct. Mater. 22/2008)

Authors

  • Luke A. Connal,

    1. Polymer Science Group Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering The University of Melbourne Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia)
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  • Robert Vestberg,

    1. Materials Research Laboratory and Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Materials University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (USA)
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  • Craig J. Hawker,

    1. Materials Research Laboratory and Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Materials University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (USA)
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  • Greg G. Qiao

    Corresponding author
    1. Polymer Science Group Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering The University of Melbourne Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia)
    • Polymer Science Group Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering The University of Melbourne Parkville, Victoria 3010 (Australia)
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Abstract

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The preparation of highly ordered, porous honeycomb films by the breath figure technique using dendron-functionalized star polymers as precursors is described by L. A. Connal et al. on page 3706. By changing the nature of the dendritic end groups, the porous morphologies can be controlled. Fluorinated star polymers create a new type of structure with extremely thin walls. This technique represents a new set of tools to create desired porous structures.

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