The authors thank M. Nolte, A. Fery, U. Wilczok, and C. Lehmann for their support of the project, H.-J. Bongard for extensive SEM work, and F. Schüth and S. Hecht for substantial comments. The work has been supported by the International Max Planck Research School SurMat.
Hierarchy Selection, Position Control, and Orientation of Growing Mesostructures by Patterned Surfaces†
Article first published online: 7 APR 2006
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Volume 18, Issue 8, pages 1055–1058, April, 2006
How to Cite
Khalil, A. S. G., Konjhodzic, D. and Marlow, F. (2006), Hierarchy Selection, Position Control, and Orientation of Growing Mesostructures by Patterned Surfaces. Adv. Mater., 18: 1055–1058. doi: 10.1002/adma.200502238
- Issue published online: 7 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 7 APR 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Received: 18 OCT 2005
- Hierarchical structures;
- Mesostructured materials;
- Patterning, surface
Spontaneous hierarchical organization of silica by means of a patterned surface is described, in which the usual coexistence of energetically similar structures is overcome. A patterned substrate is shown to lead to pixel-like, simultaneous growth of a hierarchal assembly involving four structural levels. The individual pixels belong to a new class of circularly organized solids (see figure and cover).