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Title: Finite-sized one-dimensional silica microstructures (rods): Synthesis, assembly, and applications

Colloidal silica structures are highly important for applications ranging from surface modifications such as superhydrophobic, oleophobic, icephobic, and anti-biofouling coatings, as reinforcements in polymer-ceramic or metal-matrix composites, and phonon management. In addition to various types of silica structures, a unique structure silica rods has been synthesized by employing the emulsion droplets made by dissolving polyvinlypyrrolidone in pentanol. While a significant progress has been made in further modifying their shape and chemistry, in their assembly, and in their applications, however, no review article compiled the progress in this field. Furthermore, this minireview intends to highlight the development in the synthesis, assembly, and application of these rods, and discuss the remaining challenges for precise control of size and shape, possible solutions, and potential applications.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; 1027-1605
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ChemNanoMat
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2199-692X
Publisher:
Wiley
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; silica rods; assembly; hierachical; particles; microstructures; one-dimensional; self-assembly; synthesis
OSTI Identifier:
1356908
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1401753