Design and hierarchical synthesis of branched heteromicrostructures

by Zhang, Tierui Z.; Dong, Wenjun; Kasbohm, Jay; Varadan, Vijay K.; Tian, Z. Ryan

Smart heteromicrostructures of a new kind, composed of SiO2 microspheres and ZnO branches, have been prepared hierarchically for the first time. Such heteromicrostructures have been characterized by means of x-ray diffraction and field emission scanning electron microscopy. Suggesting a possible formation process has been tackled. This type of smart branched heteromaterial is expected to have applications in fields of nanomedicine such as clearing clogged arteries, breaking aggregated amyloids and delivering drugs.

Journal
Smart Materials and Structures
Volume
15
Issue
2
Year
2006
Start Page
N46
URL
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0964-1726/15/2/N04/meta
ISBN/ISSN
1361-665X; 0964-1726
DOI
10.1088/0964-1726/15/2/N04