Issue 21, 2016

Mesocrystals: structural and morphogenetic aspects


Mesocrystals are a fascinating class of crystalline nanostructured materials since they combine the properties of nanoparticles with order on the microscopic or even macroscopic length scale. This tutorial review deals with the structural aspects of mesocrystals as well as their formation mechanisms known so far. The goal is to reach an understanding about what is special about the structuration principles of mesocrystals and their complex structures and what are the possibilities to control their formation processes.

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Article type
Tutorial Review
12 Mar 2016
First published
09 Aug 2016
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016,45, 5821-5833

Mesocrystals: structural and morphogenetic aspects

E. V. Sturm (<em xmlns="">née</em> Rosseeva) and H. Cölfen, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 5821 DOI: 10.1039/C6CS00208K

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