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Advances in Fabrication Materials of Honeycomb Structure Films by the Breath-Figure Method
Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Center for Molecular Science, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yan'an University, Yan'an, Shaanxi 716000, China
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Received: 27 December 2012; in revised form: 16 January 2013 / Accepted: 28 January 2013 / Published: 4 February 2013
Abstract: Creatures in nature possess almost perfect structures and properties, and exhibit harmonization and unification between structure and function. Biomimetics, mimicking nature for engineering solutions, provides a model for the development of functional surfaces with special properties. Recently, honeycomb structure materials have attracted wide attention for both fundamental research and practical applications and have become an increasingly hot research topic. Though progress in the field of breath-figure formation has been reviewed, the advance in the fabrication materials of bio-inspired honeycomb structure films has not been discussed. Here we review the recent progress of honeycomb structure fabrication materials which were prepared by the breath-figure method. The application of breath figures for the generation of all kinds of honeycomb is discussed.
Keywords: honeycomb structure; fabrication material; breath-figure method; pattern structure; hexagonal geometry structure; polymer film; hybrid film; small organic molecule; nanoparticle
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Heng, L.; Wang, B.; Li, M.; Zhang, Y.; Jiang, L. Advances in Fabrication Materials of Honeycomb Structure Films by the Breath-Figure Method. Materials 2013, 6, 460-482.
Heng L, Wang B, Li M, Zhang Y, Jiang L. Advances in Fabrication Materials of Honeycomb Structure Films by the Breath-Figure Method. Materials. 2013; 6(2):460-482.
Heng, Liping; Wang, Bin; Li, Muchen; Zhang, Yuqi; Jiang, Lei. 2013. "Advances in Fabrication Materials of Honeycomb Structure Films by the Breath-Figure Method." Materials 6, no. 2: 460-482.