Advanced Functional Materials
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Hybrid Nanofiber Growth: One-Pot Synthesis of Functional Helicoidal Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Nanofibers with Periodically Organized Mesoporosity (Adv. Funct. Mater. 18/2009)
Luminescent nanofibers are grown with controlled alignment of twisted nanochannels, as described by K. Valle and co-workers on page 2896. Tuning of the main synthesis parameters (sol-gel conditions, temperatures, choice of surfactants and inorganic precursors) allows the fine control of morphology, porosity-architecture, and organic chemical functionalization in order to prepare useful functional nanofibers.