Preparation of large area three-dimensionally ordered macroporous thin films by confined infiltration and crystallisation

McLachlan, M.A., Barron, C.C.A., Johnson, N.P., De La Rue, R.M. and McComb, D.W. (2008) Preparation of large area three-dimensionally ordered macroporous thin films by confined infiltration and crystallisation. Journal of Crystal Growth, 310(10), pp. 2644-2648. (doi:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2008.01.029)

McLachlan, M.A., Barron, C.C.A., Johnson, N.P., De La Rue, R.M. and McComb, D.W. (2008) Preparation of large area three-dimensionally ordered macroporous thin films by confined infiltration and crystallisation. Journal of Crystal Growth, 310(10), pp. 2644-2648. (doi:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2008.01.029)

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Abstract

The formation of large-area three-dimensionally ordered macroporous (3-DOM) thin films of TiO2 using a novel confined crystallisation method is described. The effects of infiltration method, precursor concentration and calcination rate on 3-DOM film quality were investigated and optimised. The templates were prepared as supported thin films which controls their area, thickness and crystallographic orientation. Confinement of the template for infiltration and crystallisation is the key to the preparation of large area 3-DOM films. This new strategy is proposed as a widely applicable route to the formation of large-area, well-ordered 3-DOM materials. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:AIR SPHERES COLLOIDAL CRYSTAL crystal structure FABRICATION GROWTH growth from solutions LIGHT nanomaterials oxides PHOTONIC CRYSTALS REFLECTION SOLIDS THICKNESS THIN-FILMS TITANIA
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnson, Dr Nigel and De La Rue, Professor Richard
Authors: McLachlan, M.A., Barron, C.C.A., Johnson, N.P., De La Rue, R.M., and McComb, D.W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Journal of Crystal Growth
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0022-0248

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