Thin Films: Microdomain Transformations in Mosaic Mesocrystal Thin Films (Adv. Funct. Mater. 12/2013)

Authors

  • Yuan Jiang,

    1. Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Colloid Chemistry, Am Mühlenberg, D-14476 Golm, Germany
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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  • Haofei Gong,

    1. Institute of Physics, Chair of Solid State & Materials Chemistry, Augsburg University, D-86159 Augsburg, Germany
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  • Maciej Grzywa,

    1. Institute of Physics, Chair of Solid State & Materials Chemistry, Augsburg University, D-86159 Augsburg, Germany
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  • Dirk Volkmer,

    1. Institute of Physics, Chair of Solid State & Materials Chemistry, Augsburg University, D-86159 Augsburg, Germany
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  • Laurie Gower,

    1. Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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  • Helmut Cölfen

    Corresponding author
    1. Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Colloid Chemistry, Am Mühlenberg, D-14476 Golm, Germany
    Current affiliation:
    1. Physical Chemistry, University of Konstanz, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany
    • Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Colloid Chemistry, Am Mühlenberg, D-14476 Golm, Germany.
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Abstract

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A simple evaporation method for the preparation of mosaic mesocrystal thin films is studied by Helmut Cölfen and co-workers. As reported on page 1547, the multistep process starts with the formation of a polymer–induced liquid–precursor phase, followed by the formation of spherulitic thin films and their recrystallization into mesocrystal thin films. The image shows a polarized light (Abrio) image of a mesocrystalline thin film of dl-lysine·HCl.

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