mesoporous chiral materials

Wood pulp-derived nanocrystals help cast tunable chiral silica films, with possible sensor and window uses

By / November 18, 2010

Tuning the pores of a new type of glass film causes different colors, but adding a drop of waterturns them transparent. (Credit: Nature/Kevin Shopsowit.) A team at the University of British Columbia, led by Mark MacLachlan, says its the first group to make mesoporous chiral nematic structured silica films cast from a nanocrystalline cellulose template prepared from wood pulp.…

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