This research was conducted as part of the Molecular Architecture Project operated by the Research Development Corporation of Japan.
Self-supporting films of clay minerals and metal oxides: Molecular ceramics†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1994 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 77–78, January 1994
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Isayama, M. and Kunitake, T. (1994), Self-supporting films of clay minerals and metal oxides: Molecular ceramics. Adv. Mater., 6: 77–78. doi: 10.1002/adma.19940060117
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Self-supporting, flexible films of montmorillonite that retain the fundamental characteristics of the mineral have been produced (The Figure shows a cross-sectional view). This demonstrates that one practical disadvantage of clay minerals-that they are usually only available as powders-can be overcome. Further examples of the extension of microscopic layer structures to the macroscopic scale to produce “molecularly defined ceramics” are presented.