Ultrathin hybrid films of clay minerals.

  title={Ultrathin hybrid films of clay minerals.},
  author={Robin H A Ras and Yasushi Umemura and Cliff T. Johnston and Akihiko Yamagishi and Robert A. Schoonheydt},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  volume={9 8},
Smectites or swelling clay minerals are naturally occurring nanomaterials that can be fully delaminated to elementary clay mineral platelets in dilute aqueous dispersion. This review article gives an overview of the recent progress on how the elementary clay mineral platelets can be reorganized in monolayered or multilayered hybrid nanofilms by layer-by-layer assembly or the Langmuir-Blodgett technique. In the latter case one hybrid layer consists of one layer of elementary clay mineral… CONTINUE READING