I  U  P  A  C

News & Notices

Organizations & People

Standing Committees




..Macro. Symp.

..Solubility Data



Links of Interest

Search the Site

Home Page


Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 72, Nos. 1-2, pp. 47-52, 2000

Special Topic Issue on the Theme of
Nanostructured Systems


Purpose-built metal oxide nanomaterials. The emergence of a new generation of smart materials

Lionel Vayssieres*, Anders Hagfeldt, and Sten Eric Lindquist

Department of Physical Chemistry, Uppsala University, S-75121 Uppsala, Sweden

Abstract: A new concept has been developed in order to achieve a new generation of smart materials, namely purpose-built materials, modeled and designed to match the physical and structural requirements of their applications. A model based on the thermodynamic monitoring of the nucleation, growth, and aging process of metal oxide by minimization of the interfacial tension, yielding to the thermodynamic stabilization of the system, results in well-designed and well-ordered nanostructured materials with the required porosity, morphology, size, and orientation on various substrates.

Back to Contents for access to full text

Page last modified 5 May 2000.
Copyright ©2000 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Questions or comments about IUPAC, please contact, the Secretariat.
Questions regarding the website, please contact web manager.