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Double-Gyroid-Structured Functional Materials

Synthesis and Applications


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Maik Rudolf Johann Scherer
    Pages 1-6
  3. Maik Rudolf Johann Scherer
    Pages 7-19
  4. Maik Rudolf Johann Scherer
    Pages 21-47
  5. Maik Rudolf Johann Scherer
    Pages 49-83
  6. Maik Rudolf Johann Scherer
    Pages 85-115
  7. Maik Rudolf Johann Scherer
    Pages 117-134
  8. Maik Rudolf Johann Scherer
    Pages 135-156
  9. Maik Rudolf Johann Scherer
    Pages 157-179
  10. Maik Rudolf Johann Scherer
    Pages 181-183
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 185-198

About this book


The development of new high-tech applications and devices has created a seemingly insatiable demand for novel functional materials with enhanced and tailored properties. Such materials can be achieved by three-dimensional structuring on the nanoscale, giving rise to a significant enhancement of particular functional characteristics which stems from the ability to access both surface/interface and bulk properties. The highly ordered, bicontinuous double-gyroid morphology is a fascinating and particularly suitable 3D nanostructure for this purpose due to its highly accessible surface area, connectivity, narrow pore diameter distribution and superb structural stability. The presented study encompasses a wide range of modern nanotechnology techniques in a highly versatile bottom-up nanopatterning strategy that splits the fabrication process into two successive steps: the preparation of mesoporous double-gyroid templates utilizing diblock copolymer self-assembly, and their replication with a functional material employing electrochemical deposition and atomic layer deposition. The double-gyroid structured materials discussed include metals, metal oxides, and conjugated polymers, which are applied and characterized in high-performance devices, such as electrochromic displays, supercapacitors, chemical sensors and photovoltaics. This publication addresses a wide range of readers, from researchers and specialists who are professionally active in the field, to more general readers interested in chemistry, nanoscience and physics.


3D Nanostructured Functional Materials 3D Nanostructures Diblock Copolymer Self-assembly Double Gyroid Forming Diblock Copolymers Nanoscale Patterning Porous Gyroidal Template Synthesis of Functional Materials Template Assisted Electrodepostion Template Assisted Patterning Template Assisted Synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Department of PhysicsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

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