By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Polymer Research. According to news reporting out of Madrid, Spain, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "This article reviews the approaches developed to prepare and characterize porous structured materials by using the breath figures (BF) methodology. In particular, we have analyzed the topographical modifications of the surface that can be tuned with this approach, such as the control of the pore characteristics, changes in the pore morphology or use of non-planar substrates to create the porous materials among others."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), "We have also given special attention to the functionality inside of the pores and how this can be created by using different kinds of polymers, from homopolymers to hybrid materials, as well as by changing the pore functionally after chemical modification. The approaches followed to obtain hierarchical structures, for example, by combination of the BF approach and nanostructure formation within the pores or by using soft-lithography have also been examined. In addition, we discuss the feasibility of obtaining stimuli-responsive honeycomb structured surfaces. The potential applications in different areas such as biomedicine, optics and so on, are also pointed out."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Finally, we comment on some future perspectives of breath figures approach."
For more information on this research see: Towards hierarchically ordered functional porous polymeric surfaces prepared by the breath figures approach. Progress in Polymer Science, 2014;39(3):510-554. Progress in Polymer Science can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Progress in Polymer Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/418)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Munoz-Bonilla, CSIC, Inst Ciencia & Tecnol Polimeros, Madrid 28006, Spain. Additional authors for this research include M. Fernandez-Garcia and J. Rodriguez-Hernandez.
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