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.
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