Jump to main content
Jump to site search
Access to RSC content Close the message box

Continue to access RSC content when you are not at your institution. Follow our step-by-step guide.


Issue 20, 2011
Previous Article Next Article

Biomimetic morphogenesis of micropottery: helical coiling of mesostructured silica nanofibers

Author affiliations

Abstract

Biomimetic morphogenesis of sophisticated mesostructured silica micropottery with a novel 3D hierarchically ordered structure and diverse morphologies was realized by hydrolyzing tetraethylsiloxane (TEOS) in concentrated HNO3 solutions containing cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). It was proposed that the unique micropottery was self-organized by helical coiling of hexagonally ordered mesostructured silica nanofibers with the assistance of the NO3 counterion, which is amazingly reminiscent of the manufacture of pottery vessels by wheel shaping in ancient Oriental Asia. The observed self-organization of the mesostructured silica micropottery may open new avenues towards the micro-fabrication of advanced materials with hierarchical 3D architectures.

Graphical abstract: Biomimetic morphogenesis of micropottery: helical coiling of mesostructured silica nanofibers

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information


Submitted
04 Apr 2011
Accepted
27 May 2011
First published
30 Jun 2011

Soft Matter, 2011,7, 9624-9627
Article type
Communication

Biomimetic morphogenesis of micropottery: helical coiling of mesostructured silica nanofibers

L. Zhou, J. Ye, G. Hong and L. Qi, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 9624
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05593C

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements