In situ Brewster angle microscopy and surface pressure studies on the interfacial growth of mesostructured silica thin films

Karen J. Edler, Steve J. Roser, Stephen Mann

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Growth of a mesostructured silica thin film at the air/water interface was observed in situ using Brewster angle microscopy and surface pressure measurements allowing real time observation of nucleation of the film and its rapid growth to full surface coverage at the end of the induction period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-774
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number9
Early online date18 Apr 2000
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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