Template directed synthesis of nano-structured bioceramics.
Date of Issue2007
School of Materials Science and Engineering
In the past few years, mesoporous structures have gained great attention for their applications such as catalyst, electronic materials and sensors etc. However, it is noted that the formation and control of pore size distribution remain to be a challenging area to date. Among the many approaches to form various meso-structures, tremendous interest has been placed on surfactant-based templating synthesis. A particular direction templating of meso-structures through the use of surfactants self-assembly, as exemplified through the development of meso structured silica and their variants was synthesized.