These authors contributed equally to this work.
Directed Assembly of Inorganic Polyoxometalate-based Micrometer-Scale Tubular Architectures by Using Optical Control†
Article first published online: 19 NOV 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 51, pages 12754–12758, December 14, 2012
How to Cite
Cooper, G. J. T., Bowman, R. W., Magennis, E. P., Fernandez-Trillo, F., Alexander, C., Padgett, M. J. and Cronin, L. (2012), Directed Assembly of Inorganic Polyoxometalate-based Micrometer-Scale Tubular Architectures by Using Optical Control . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 12754–12758. doi: 10.1002/anie.201204405
L.C. and M.P. thank the University of Glasgow College of Science & Engineering research fund as well as the EPSRC and the Royal Society-Wolfson Foundation for their merit awards. We thank Johannes Thiel and Hongying Zang for samples of the POM materials used and David Gabb (University of Glasgow) for carrying out EDX analysis.
- Issue published online: 10 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 19 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 7 JUN 2012
- Royal Society-Wolfson Foundation
- directed assembly;
- holographic control;
Go with the flow: Laser-induced flow patterns are used to direct the self-assembly of dissolved inorganic polyoxometalate clusters into robust, hollow tubular networks and micro-materials (see picture; scale bar: 500 μm) in real time. The hollow nature of these materials can be exploited to develop devices in which the self-assembled tubes act as microscopic flow channels.