Structural studies on surfactant-templated silica films growtn at the air/water interface

Karen J. Edler, Arach Goldar, Arwel V. Hughes, Steve J. Roser, Stephen Mann

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Abstract

In situ characterisation of a growing surfactant-templated silica film has been carried out by X-ray reflectivity, diffuse X-ray scattering from the surface. Brewster angle microscopy and surface pressure measurements. The results indicate an unexpected film growth mechanism where layered structures form in solution and diffuse to the interface after some critical induction period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-670
Number of pages10
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Volume44-45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2001

Keywords

  • Films mesostructure
  • Formation mechanism
  • Reflectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Materials Science(all)

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