Inorganic Nanoarchitectures by Organic Self-Assembly

  • Stefan Guldin

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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Macromolecular self-assembly - driven by weak, non-covalent, intermolecular forces - is a common principle of structure formation in natural and synthetic organic materials. The variability in material arrangement on the nanometre length scale makes this an ideal way of matching  the structure-function demands of photonic and optoelectronic devices. However, suitable soft matter systems typically lack the appropriate photoactivity, conductivity or chemically stability. This thesis explores the implementation of soft matter design principles for inorganic thin film nanoarchitectures. Sacrificial block copolymers and colloids are employed as structure-directing agents for the co-assembly of solution-based inorganic materials, such as TiO_2 and SiO_2.  Novel fabrication and characterization methods allow unprecedented control of material formation on the 10 – 500 nm length scale, allowing the design of material architectures with interesting photonic and optoelectronic properties.


Designed Nanoscale Structures Inorganic Thin Film Nanoarchitectures Macromolecular Self-assembly Soft Matter Self-assembly Tailored Optoelectronic Properties Tailored Photonic Properties Thin-film Nanoarchitectures

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan Guldin
    • 1
  1. 1.Fédérale de Lausanne, Department of Materials ScienceÉcole PolytechniqueLausanneSwitzerland

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00311-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00312-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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