- Rao, G. V. R. and Lopez, G. P. and Bravo, J. and Pham, H. and Datye, A. K. and Xu, H. F. and Ward, T. L., Monodisperse mesoporous silica microspheres formed by evaporation-induced self assembly of surfactant templates in aerosols,
ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol. 14 no. 18
pp. 1301--+ .
(last updated on 2010/02/08)
Evaporation-driven surface templating by means of a vibrating orifice aerosol generator (VOAG), a device that produces microdroplets, has been used for the synthesis of non-hollow monodisperse mesoporous silica particles (see Figure for a TEM image). Particle and pore size as well as mesoscopic order are controllable by varying the experimental conditions, precursor chemistry, and VOAG parameters.