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Title: Identification of a Frank–Kasper Z phase from shape amphiphile self-assembly

Abstract

Frank-Kasper phases, a family of ordered structures formed from particles with spherical motifs, are found in a host of materials, such as metal alloys, inorganic colloids and various types of soft matter. All the experimentally observed Frank-Kasper phases can be constructed from the basic units of three fundamental structures called the A15, C15 and Z phases. The Z phase, typically observed in metal alloys, is associated with a relatively large volume ratio between its constituents, and this constraint inhibits its formation in most self-assembled single-component soft-matter systems. We have assembled a series of nanosized shape amphiphiles that comprise a triphenylene core and six polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane cages grafted onto it through linkers to give a variety of unconventional structures, which include the Z phase. Finally, this structure was obtained through fine tuning of the linker lengths between the core and the peripheral polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane cages, and exhibits a relatively large volume asymmetry between its constituent polyhedral particle motifs.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]; ORCiD logo [6]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. South China Univ. of Technolog, Guangzhou (China); Univ. of Akron, OH (United States)
  2. Univ. of Akron, OH (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL (United States)
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  5. South China Univ. of Technolog, Guangzhou (China)
  6. Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science, Saitama (Japan)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); National Science Foundation (NSF), Washington, DC (United States); Program for Guangdong
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); Northern Illinois University; National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1625311
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; DMR-1408872; CHE-1808115; 2016ZT06C322
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1755-4330
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; molecular self-assembly; self-assembly

Citation Formats

Su, Zebin, Hsu, Chih-Hao, Gong, Zihao, Feng, Xueyan, Huang, Jiahao, Zhang, Ruimeng, Wang, Yu, Mao, Jialin, Wesdemiotis, Chrys, Li, Tao, Seifert, Soenke, Zhang, Wei, Aida, Takuzo, Huang, Mingjun, and Cheng, Stephen Z. D. Identification of a Frank–Kasper Z phase from shape amphiphile self-assembly. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-019-0330-x.
Su, Zebin, Hsu, Chih-Hao, Gong, Zihao, Feng, Xueyan, Huang, Jiahao, Zhang, Ruimeng, Wang, Yu, Mao, Jialin, Wesdemiotis, Chrys, Li, Tao, Seifert, Soenke, Zhang, Wei, Aida, Takuzo, Huang, Mingjun, & Cheng, Stephen Z. D. Identification of a Frank–Kasper Z phase from shape amphiphile self-assembly. United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-019-0330-x
Su, Zebin, Hsu, Chih-Hao, Gong, Zihao, Feng, Xueyan, Huang, Jiahao, Zhang, Ruimeng, Wang, Yu, Mao, Jialin, Wesdemiotis, Chrys, Li, Tao, Seifert, Soenke, Zhang, Wei, Aida, Takuzo, Huang, Mingjun, and Cheng, Stephen Z. D. Mon . "Identification of a Frank–Kasper Z phase from shape amphiphile self-assembly". United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-019-0330-x. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1625311.
@article{osti_1625311,
title = {Identification of a Frank–Kasper Z phase from shape amphiphile self-assembly},
author = {Su, Zebin and Hsu, Chih-Hao and Gong, Zihao and Feng, Xueyan and Huang, Jiahao and Zhang, Ruimeng and Wang, Yu and Mao, Jialin and Wesdemiotis, Chrys and Li, Tao and Seifert, Soenke and Zhang, Wei and Aida, Takuzo and Huang, Mingjun and Cheng, Stephen Z. D.},
abstractNote = {Frank-Kasper phases, a family of ordered structures formed from particles with spherical motifs, are found in a host of materials, such as metal alloys, inorganic colloids and various types of soft matter. All the experimentally observed Frank-Kasper phases can be constructed from the basic units of three fundamental structures called the A15, C15 and Z phases. The Z phase, typically observed in metal alloys, is associated with a relatively large volume ratio between its constituents, and this constraint inhibits its formation in most self-assembled single-component soft-matter systems. We have assembled a series of nanosized shape amphiphiles that comprise a triphenylene core and six polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane cages grafted onto it through linkers to give a variety of unconventional structures, which include the Z phase. Finally, this structure was obtained through fine tuning of the linker lengths between the core and the peripheral polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane cages, and exhibits a relatively large volume asymmetry between its constituent polyhedral particle motifs.},
doi = {10.1038/s41557-019-0330-x},
journal = {Nature Chemistry},
number = 10,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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