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Online ISSN: 1521-4095
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Cover Picture: Self-Assembled Metal Oxide Bilayer Films with “Single-Crystalline” Overlayer Mesopore Structure (Adv. Mater. 8/2007)
Mesoporous films with biaxial, “single-crystalline” arrangements of spherical pores are obtained by “evaporation-induced self-assembly” (EISA) in work reported by Torsten Brezesinski, Markus Antonietti, and Bernd Smarsly on p. 1074. The films are dip-coated onto a sublayer with sufficiently different surface tension and a specific nanoscale periodicity. Low adhesion to the sublayer surface results in a relatively small number of nucleation sites and a uniform orientation of the evolving mesostructure in the toplayer.