Mesoporous Hybrid Thin Films: The Physics and Chemistry Beneath


  • G. J. A. A. Soler-Illia Dr.,

    1. Unidad de Actividad Química, Centro Atómico Constituyentes, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Av. Gral Paz 1499 (B1650 KNA) San Martín, Pcia de Bs.As, Argentina, Fax: (+5411) 6772-7886
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  • P. Innocenzi Prof. Dr.

    1. Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazione, Università di Sassari, Nanoworld Institute, Palazzo del Pou Salit, Piazza Duomo 6, 07041 Alghero (SS), Italy
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Mesoporous films containing organic or biological functions within an organised array of cavities are produced by combining sol–gel, self-assembly of supramolecular templates and surface chemistry. This paper reviews the essential physics and chemical concepts behind the synthesis of these complex multifunctional materials.