Genesis of nanostructured, magnetically tunable ceramics from the pyrolysis of cross-linked polyferrocenylsilane networks and formation of shaped macroscopic objects and micron scale patterns by micromolding inside silicon wafers.

@article{Ginzburg2002GenesisON,
  title={Genesis of nanostructured, magnetically tunable ceramics from the pyrolysis of cross-linked polyferrocenylsilane networks and formation of shaped macroscopic objects and micron scale patterns by micromolding inside silicon wafers.},
  author={Madlen Ginzburg and Mark J MacLachlan and San Ming Yang and Neil A Coombs and Thomas W Coyle and Nandyala P. Raju and John E Greedan and Rolfe H. Herber and Geoffrey A Ozin and Ian Manners},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={124 11},
  pages={2625-39}
}
The ability to form molded or patterned metal-containing ceramics with tunable properties is desirable for many applications. In this paper we describe the evolution of a ceramic from a metal-containing polymer in which the variation of pyrolysis conditions facilitates control of ceramic structure and composition, influencing magnetic and mechanical properties. We have found that pyrolysis under nitrogen of a well-characterized cross-linked polyferrocenylsilane network derived from the ring… CONTINUE READING