Characterization of medium-range order in self-assembled organic-inorganic hybrid by fluctuation X-ray microscopy

Lixin Fan, David Paterson, Ian McNulty, Michael Treacy, Dushyant Kumar, Phong Du, Ulrich Wiesner, J. Murray Gibson

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The control of formation and ordering of self assembled nanostructures, with medium- to long-range order, is a challenge that limits advances in many fields of nanotechnology. Fluctuation x-ray microscopy offers quantitative insight into medium-range correlations in disordered materials at nanometer and larger length scales. Using this novel technique we examined the influence of sol-gel process variables on medium range order in PI-b-PEO/ aluminosilicate bulk films. Nano-structuring of the inorganic materials in these hybrids was directed by polymer self-assembly. We quantitatively examined and compared the medium range correlation between the nanostructures in two different hybrids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSelf Assembly of Nanostructures Aided by Ion- or Photon-Beam Irradiation
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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