18 August 2005 Water-oxide interfacial control and nanomaterials design
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A novel concept based on a general thermodynamic model of nucleation and growth monitoring by chemical and electrostatic control of the water-oxide interfacial tension and an aqueous thin film direct growth technique have been developed to fabricate very large 3-D arrays of crystalline transition and post transition metal oxides and oxyhydroxides onto various substrates at mild temperatures. The goal is the low-cost design of a new generation of functional purpose-built metal oxide particulate thin films consisting of nano-, meso- and micro-scale building-blocks of controlled size, morphology, and orientation. Such well-designed materials should lead to a better fundamental understanding of the electronic structure and physical/chemical properties of nanomaterials as well as to contribute to the development of novel and optimized nanodevices.
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Lionel Vayssieres, Lionel Vayssieres, } "Water-oxide interfacial control and nanomaterials design", Proc. SPIE 5929, Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials IV, 592904 (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.616118; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.616118

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