Nanoscale metal replicas of colloidal crystals

Gina L. Egan, Jong-Sung Yu Jong-Sung, Chy Hyung Kim, Sung Lee Jae, Raymond E. Schaak, Thomas E. Mallouk

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Replication is the molding of materials on various length scales using removable template or master. The interplay between the grain size of Pt and Au mesoporous replicas to those of the monodisperse colloidal silica template was investigated. The replicas were prepared from a templated of pelletized monodisperse colloidal silica. Transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction were used to image the metal replicas. Results reveal striking differences between the porous Au and Pt materials in terms of both grain structure and overall quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1040-1042
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 19 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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