Study Data from University of California Update Knowledge of Supramolecular Research (Rapid fabrication of hierarchically structured supramolecular nanocomposite thin films in one minute)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- New research on Supramolecular Research is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Berkeley, California, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Functional nanocomposites containing nanoparticles of different chemical compositions may exhibit new properties to meet demands for advanced technology. It is imperative to simultaneously achieve hierarchical structural control and to develop rapid, scalable fabrication to minimize degradation of nanoparticle properties and for compatibility with nanomanufacturing."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "Here we show that the assembly kinetics of supramolecular nanocomposites in thin films are governed by the energetic cost arising from defects, the chain mobility and the activation energy for inter-domain diffusion. By optimizing only one parameter, the solvent fraction in the film, the assembly kinetics can be precisely tailored to produce hierarchically structured thin films of supramolecular nanocomposites in one minute. Moreover, the strong wavelength-dependent optical anisotropy in the nanocomposite highlights their potential applications for light manipulation and information transmission."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The present study may open a new avenue in designing manufacture-friendly continuous processing for the fabrication of functional nanocomposite thin films."
For more information on this research see: Rapid fabrication of hierarchically structured supramolecular nanocomposite thin films in one minute. Nature Communications, 2014;5():134-141. Nature Communications can be contacted at: Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Building, 4 Crinan St, London N1 9XW, England. (Nature Publishing Group - www.nature.com/; Nature Communications - www.nature.com/ncomms/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Kao, University of California, Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Div Mat Sci, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States. Additional authors for this research include K. Thorkelsson, P. Bai, Z. Zhang, C. Sun and T. Xu (see also Supramolecular Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Berkeley, California, United States, Nanocomposite, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Supramolecular Research, North and Central America
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