Self-assembled ceramics produced by complex-fluid templation.

  title={Self-assembled ceramics produced by complex-fluid templation.},
  author={Daniel M. Dabbs and Ilhan A. Aksay},
  journal={Annual review of physical chemistry},
  • D. Dabbs, I. Aksay
  • Published 2000
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Annual review of physical chemistry
This review examines the use of self-assembly in the fabrication of ceramic mesostructures, emphasizing the use of amphiphilic surfactants and block copolymers. The association between this area of research and biomimetics is discussed, linking developments in synthetic self-assembly with biomineralization. The fabrication of hierarchical structures through the use of simultaneous processing is shown to be a necessary condition for applications of this new technology. 
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