Template synthesis of polymeric and metal microtubules


  • This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The work reviewed in this paper was done by a talented group of post docs and graduate students including Zhihua Cai, Wenbin Liang, Leon Van Dyke, and Charles Brumlik.


Research News: The pores in a microporous membrane can act as templates for the synthesis of polymeric and metallic microtubules. The tubules thus produced (see Figure) have monodispersed diameters and lengths and potential applications ranging from drug-delivery systems to microwave components and in electronic and opto-electronic devices.

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