Advanced Materials

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Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Martin Ottmar, Carolina Novo da Silva, Lorna Stimson

Online ISSN: 1521-4095

Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small

March 07, 2002

Fractal growth in nanofiber networks.....

The fractal nature of a nanofibrous network was discovered by in-situ measurements on fibers of N-lauroyl-L-glutamic acid di-n-butylamide which grow in isostearyl alcohol upon cooling. Branching induced by crystallographic mismatch was identified as the nanofibers' growth mechanism (X.Y. Liu, P.D. Sawant, March 18; Adv. Mater. 2002, 14, 421-426).

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