Advanced Functional Materials

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23_12b/2013Thin Films: Microdomain Transformations in Mosaic Mesocrystal Thin Films (Adv. Funct. Mater. 12/2013)

A simple evaporation method for the preparation of mosaic mesocrystal thin films is studied by Helmut Cölfen and co-workers. As reported on page 1547, the multistep process starts with the formation of a polymer–induced liquid–precursor phase, followed by the formation of spherulitic thin films and their recrystallization into mesocrystal thin films. The image shows a polarized light (Abrio) image of a mesocrystalline thin film of dl-lysine·HCl.

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