This research was financially supported by the National Science Council of Taiwan (to HPL, NSC 92-2113-M-006-015) and by the Ministry of Education through an Area of Excellence grant (to CYM). We benefited from discussions on theories of vertical films with P.-G. De Gennes and D. Andelman. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.
Mesoporous Silica Platelets with Perpendicular Nanochannels via a Ternary Surfactant System†
Article first published online: 14 OCT 2004
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Volume 16, Issue 18, pages 1657–1661, September, 2004
How to Cite
Chen, B.-C., Lin, H.-P., Chao, M.-C., Mou, C.-Y. and Tang, C.-Y. (2004), Mesoporous Silica Platelets with Perpendicular Nanochannels via a Ternary Surfactant System. Adv. Mater., 16: 1657–1661. doi: 10.1002/adma.200306327
- Issue published online: 14 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 14 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 MAR 2004
- Manuscript Received: 20 OCT 2003
- Mesoporous materials, silica;
- Porous materials;
Mesoporous silica platelets with perpendicular nanochannels (see Figure) have been conveniently prepared by using a ternary cetyltrimethylammonium bromide–sodium dodecylsulfate–Pluronic123 surfactant system as a template and sodium silicate as the silica source. The diameter of the fabricated nanochannels is about 7.0 nm, and the length distribution ranges from 30 to 100 nm.